Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Kennedy says he’s raised over $1 million
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Kennedy says he’s raised over $1 million

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

* That’s more like it…

Chris Kennedy’s campaign for governor of Illinois announced today it has received over $1 million from over 3,000 individual contributors since launching his candidacy six weeks ago.

Kennedy has raised more individual contributions in the first six weeks of his campaign than Governor Rauner did between announcing his campaign and the Republican primary in 2014.

“Thousands of Illinois families have contributed to this effort because they know fixing our state’s challenges will take more than a big wallet,” Kennedy said. “Illinois has never been in worse shape than it is under Governor Rauner. We need a fundamental change in state government. Thousands of Illinois families have responded to our message because they want to restore the promise of the American Dream. I am ready to bring my unique set of experiences to build a stronger economy that works for every Illinois family, no matter where they live in our state.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

28 Comments
  1. - Red Rider - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:18 am:

    Just 49 short!


  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:23 am:

    This is better… I still feel that Kennedy needs to get to $2 million as soon as possible, then get to $5-7 million “on hand” for June 30.

    This eases some concerns. Throw in the $250K in NYC… that is building.


  3. - Downstate Dem - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:28 am:

    Good news from the Kennedy crew today!


  4. - The Captain - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:36 am:

    That confirms the rumor I’d heard last week but so far he’s only disclosed about $400K of the million. If he doesn’t file any other A-1’s this week that would mean he’s raised about $600K in small donations which would be impressive too.


  5. - blue dog dem - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:39 am:

    Amybody hearing rumors of a Kennedy/Costello ticket?


  6. - Anonymous - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:40 am:

    He needs 10. He’s only raised 1 in his best quarter. This is a pathetic showing.


  7. - yellowteeth - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:41 am:

    It is over for Kennedy…he just doesn’t know it yet.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    ===He needs 10. He’s only raised 1 in his best quarter.===

    We’re a year away from Election Day, we’re not even through the spring. June 30, Kennedy gets to $5-7 million, he’ll be where he needs to be. Take a breath.

    ===This is a pathetic showing.===

    Nope. This is lower than my expectation of $2 million but having a million and $250K sitting in NYC… Kennedy is fine right now.


  9. - Anon0091 - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 9:53 am:

    “We’re a year away from Election Day, we’re not even through the spring. June 30, Kennedy gets to $5-7 million, he’ll be where he needs to be. Take a breath.”

    I disagree. For connected candidates, your first quarter is almost always your best because you get to hit up your rich best friends and biggest donors. He needed to show MORE in the first quarter - not less.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 10:01 am:

    ===I disagree. For connected candidates, your first quarter is almost always your best because you get to hit up your rich best friends and biggest donors. He needed to show MORE in the first quarter - not less===

    1) The caps are off. If you think these first quarter numbers are going to be the “best” numbers, you must’ve missed 2014 and Rauner dropping a million at a time, at any time. Traditional metrics don’t measure things now. Now it’s benchmarks in hopes of not getting swamped.

    2) With those caps off, momentum and the ebb and flow of Rauner will dictate monies for the likes of a Kennedy and a Pritzker. There will be answering of things and pooling monies or drawing from PACs even unlike 2014. It will be up to Kennedy to get the benchmark of $5-7 million by June 30, before State Fair, before petitions, and the ebb and flow will help.

    3) Mystery. Kennedy is now facing a billionaire. Why put out a number ($8 million, for example) that Pritzker can then match with a wire transfer. Remember Rauner. “We raised $500K… ” Rauner then world have an A-1 for a million. We’re a year out. Mystery is going to be an asset for everyone but Pritzker whose only mystery is how serious and quick wil that “serious” be seen.


  11. - Little Lebowski Urban Achiever - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 10:06 am:

    A few observations:
    - At the beginning of the year the biggest concern about Kennedy was whether he was actually going to run and being committed to the race. His $250,000 contribution answered that. And the other $800,000 he raised in two months shows he’s willing to put in the work.
    - Pawar and Biss raised significant money online, but they also had lists that they’ve been building as elected officials over many years. Kennedy was starting from scratch. 3,000 contributions. That’s impressive.
    - And I disagree with OW about 2nd quarter goals. Voters won’t start paying attention until, at best, late this year. I don’t disagree with your goals, but I think the timeline is more forgiving. With the Kennedy brand already established, it costs him less to communicate.


  12. - Anon0091 - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 10:08 am:

    Fair enough. But I have zero doubt JB will write whatever size check is necessary. Kennedy will not.

    Also, it’s worth noting he still hasn’t filed any new a1s. So he’s going to have to file a ton of them in the next 32 hours and/or needs to show more small contributions than he’s saying he has.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 10:10 am:

    ===Voters won’t start paying attention until, at best, late this year.===

    It’s not about the voters, it’s about creeping up with the monies needed and not having what happened to Dillard, Brady, and Rutherford in fundraising “goals”, only to be swamped when touting monies that Rauner matches with a phone call.

    It’s measures to be climbing, but not seen as a peaking to be swamped too soon.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 10:18 am:

    ===But I have zero doubt JB will write whatever size check is necessary===

    “We’ll see.” Pritzker can easily do it, but will he? It’s more the exception, and still is, that the wealthy spend full tilt.

    ===…he’s (Kennedy) going to have to file a ton of them in the next 32 hours and/or needs to show more small contributions than he’s saying he has.===

    Your hand-wringing concern is noted. (Sigh)

    A candidate releases specific numbers, and you think they’re next move is a release that says “just kidding”?


  15. - lake county democrat - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    Kennedy doesn’t need as much as Pritzker. Of course, they can both self-fund, but Kennedy will get loads more free media coverage.

    The big danger for the Democrats is if one of these titans goes Al Hofeld on the other.


  16. - Anon0091 - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 10:42 am:

    Kennedy can’t self-fund. Don’t know why you think he can or will. He only busted the caps so he could collect larger outside checks.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 11:02 am:

    === Don’t know why you think he can or will.===

    Reading is fundamental. I never said Kennrdy would or could self-fund.

    ===He only busted the caps so he could collect larger outside checks===

    … and why not let that play out, in a long game. It’s April.


  18. - Anon0091 - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 11:04 am:

    Willy, I wasn’t responding to you. Lake County Democrat said he could self-fund.


  19. - lake county democrat - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    Kennedy said he would spend $50-100 million of his own money. Why shouldn’t we believe him?

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/chris-kennedy-running-for-illinois-governor/1743825/


  20. - Anonymous - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 12:07 pm:

    ===Kennedy will get loads more free media coverage===

    He’s not good on screen, so that doesn’t help him unless its surrogates doing the work, and that’s not going to win it for him.


  21. - Anonymous - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 12:10 pm:

    ===Kennedy was starting from scratch.===

    What a load of bull.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 12:13 pm:

    Kennedy will get free media, he’s leading in the polls.

    Kennedy will do fine on camera, if he can just show a calm demeanor and a presence that is someone who can speak to the politics and governing knowledgably.


  23. - Juice - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 1:16 pm:

    lake county democrat, the day after that report the Kennedy camp said that Charles misinterpreted what Kennedy said.


  24. - lake county democrat - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 1:35 pm:

    Juice - appreciate the updated info (truly). I’m seeing lots of quotes though where he says he’ll spend money so I’m guessing they were just protesting the part about the amount pledged. It’s hard for me to imagine him not spending enormous amounts of money on this race (or Pritzger doing the same) and I’m still going on that assumption, but I guess there’s always reason to be suspicious!


  25. - Demoralized - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 2:01 pm:

    He probably about $99M short.


  26. - Juice - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 2:16 pm:

    lake county democrat, here’s the denial.

    https://capitolfax.com/2017/02/09/kennedy-aide-denies-report-on-planned-spending/

    I mean, Kennedy is rich, but I suspect he’s not rich enough to have that kind of dough to spend on a campaign.


  27. - walker - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 3:10 pm:

    If the Dems have a reasonably competitive candidate, then the final contest will be over Rauner’s perceived failures and successes, and how well the “because Madigan” theme plays.

    I’ve been hearing an awful lot of “because Madigan” out here in the suburbs, that wasn’t there before. It’s becoming a real factor.

    Going to be an interesting 18 months.


  28. - Arsenal - Thursday, Apr 6, 17 @ 3:35 pm:

    That’s quite a bit different than what we were all speculating yesterday! Which says more about us than anything…

    I still think Kennedy needs to have his best months of the primary this year. Pritzker will beat him on the money, and his frequent public mistakes will tear him down if he doesn’t get a handle on them.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Madigan warns tax hike will be difficult, says he needs GOP leaders to persuade governor on "non budget" items
* Rauner/GOP budget would sweep "every penny" from ratepayer-funded solar program
* Pritzker launches targeted Senate district robocalls blasting Rauner
* *** UPDATED x2 - Durkin walks back term limits comment *** Durkin "not focusing" on term limits with Madigan, warns of tough road to 30 HGOP votes
* Because... Madigan!!!
* Medicaid directors warn against "transfer of risk, responsibility, and cost to the states of historic proportions"
* The backlog is horrible, but it could be even worse than we know
* CTBA: Property tax freeze would cost schools up to $830 million a year
* Cook Political Report moves Rauner reelect from "Lean Republican" to "Tossup"
* Candidates at the Pride Parade
* Caption contest!
* *** UPDATED x1 - Pritzker campaign responds *** Dueling press releases
* Um, no
* Special session roundup
* Rauner loves going over reporters' heads, and he did it again
* *** UPDATED x1 - Biss criticizes *** Rauner criticized for "campaign" trip to Iowa during special session
* Illinois' First Lady to speak at Chicago City Club today
* *** LIVE *** Special session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* The Latest: House Democrats Finalizing Budget P.....
* Special Session Adjourns Within Minutes For Six.....
* Illinois Chamber backs a big tax hike..
* Madigan, like Rauner, lists 'non-budget' demand.....
* Illinois in danger of entering financial 'death.....
* Pritzker launches targeted Senate district robo.....
* Our view: Compromise a must on schools bill..
* Illinois House GOP narrows focus on non-budget .....
* Illinois House GOP narrows focus on non-budget .....
* Illinois House GOP narrows focus on non-budget .....


* Winamac man dead, girl hurt after collision with police car
* Illinois House GOP narrows focus on non-budget issues
* Illinois House GOP narrows focus on non-budget issues
* Madigan, like Rauner, lists 'non-budget' demands for deal
* UberEATS, McDonald's offering delivery in Pittsburgh-area
* Correction: Peoria History Tours story
* Body found in submerged car identified as missing woman
* EXCHANGE: Soccer meets golf in 'footgolf' at golf course
* New tax on soda, sugary drinks starts July 1 in Cook County
* New tax on soda, sugary drinks starts July 1 in Cook County

* Illinois House GOP narrows focus on non-budget issues
* Speaker Madigan lays out non-budget demands
* Madigan lays out non-budget demands
* Activists push to save rare wetland on school property
* Illinois House looks at school funding, but not budget
* Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget
* House looks at school funding, but not budget
* Tourists like the Statehouse, not the gridlock inside of it
* Mendoza: By August, there won't be enough tax money to cover expenses
* Mendoza issues warning while leaders argue

* How looming fatherhood set this future CEO on his path
* Crain's wins top awards for print and website
* Lawmakers await CBO score on Senate GOP health bill
* How a 29-year-old built the fastest-growing company in Chicago
* Like our roundup? Share it around.


* Blackhawks sign backup goalie Anton Forsberg, forward Tomas Jurco
* Man shot in East Garfield Park
* Predicting milestones: Can Anthony Rizzo reach 1,500 RBI?
* An unconscionable Republican health care bill
* Family of man killed by girl with machete files suit against Wal-Mart
* Bulls fan starts GoFundMe for a ‘Fire Gar-Pax’ billboard
* Adams Street Bridge to close over the river three days this week
* Pedestrian fatally struck by SUV in Waukegan
* Entertainment critics should be as diverse as the arts they cover
* Two wounded in Austin drive-by shooting


* Death of woman found in Northwest Side gangway is ruled a homicide
* Police: Aurora man charged with DUI; was asleep in Burger King drive-thru
* Family of Uber driver killed with stolen knife, machete sues Walmart
* Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's
* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 6/26/17
* Plan advances to close Ohio Street underpass overnight following nearby killing
* GOP leaders add new item to health care bill: penalty for lapsed coverage
* Mamby on the Beach a winning mix of mood, tunes and Chicago vibe
* Fox Sports cuts web writing staff to invest more in online video
* Pharmacy co-founder to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak


» After Long Opposing Rauner's 'Non-Budget' Demands, Madigan Has Three Of His Own
» Photos: Chicago LGBT Pride Parade Parade 2017
» Photos: Chicago LGBT Pride Parade 2017
» State Week: Special Session Begins
» When Will Illinois *Really* Run Out Of Money? Could Be August
» Prosecutors Seek To Uphold 'Making A Murderer' Confession
» Budget Impasse Makes Future Of Sojourn Shelter Unclear
» Bulls Trade Butler To Timberwolves, Go All In On Rebuild
» Illinois Experiments With High Schools Of The Future
» Senate Democrats Urge Republicans To Compromise On Budget Deal


* Illinois House GOP narrows focus on non-budget issues
* Mark Grant: Small Businesses — Special session an opportunity to fix Illinois' budget problems
* George Will: Baseball's pace of play needs some juice
* Speaker Madigan lays out non-budget demands
* Madigan lays out non-budget demands
* Activists push to save rare wetland on school property
* Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner talks of being happy, energized during impasse
* Illinois House looks at school funding, but not budget
* Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget
* Statehouse Insider: Rauner's unity speech brought out the partisanship


* 14 men arrested in St. Louis, Charles county prostitution sting
* Two banks decide to merge under one name
* Alton Community Service League volunteers donate money and time
* Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church celebrates expansion, renovation
* History Corner: A Look Back (June 2017)
* June 29 Ask the Sports Editor chat
* June 28 Illinois basketball chat
* Madison County police news, June 25
* C-U Symphony Fundraiser
* Highland Relay for Life


* Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments
* Aldi reopens three remodeled stores
* DuPage County to vote on plan to increase funding for fire protection district
* Grayslake man killed when hit by SUV while crossing road
* Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

* Duckworth Calls Republican Healthcare Bill...
* Bipartisan HOME Act Introduced to Protect ...
* Students from St. Charles, Batavia among c...
* Randy Hultgren: US should remain on UN cou...
* Rep. Randy Hultgren constituents decry sec...
* Hultgren pushes measure to protect veteran...
* Hultgren backs Trump; suburban Democrats d...
* Fundraiser, protest set for Illinois GOP r...
* Hultgren pushes for job training, educatio...
* Duckworth Calls Republican Healthcare Bill...

* Criminal justice reform and reducing recid......
* Progressive Groups Rip Republican Plan To ......
* Feds Send High-Tech Van to Chicago to Comb......

* Duckworth Calls Republican Healthcare Bill......

* ‘Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist’ at the Art Institute, Millennium Park Summer Film Series, and more things to do in Chicago this week
* Ink: Chicago Blue
* The White Sox Report: Why Todd Frazier Should Lead Off. Seriously.
* Rahm Emanuel: Trump has transformed the Republican base, and other Chicago news
* 'Maybe The Worst FCC I've Ever Seen'
* Illinois tax hikers plan phone-in tax hike demand next Tuesday
* Cook County, A Soda Tax, and the Death of an Economy
* For federal oversight of police reform to work, pressure from the community must continue
* Illinois Policy Institute calls for lawmaker pay delay until budget passage
* Despite gains, Illinois' cities have yet to erase the job losses of the recession


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* [TA Deals] Get the Microsoft Excel Specialist Certification Bundle for $19
* Android O picture-in-picture mode now works with video on Chrome
* Giveaway: Win a Huawei P10 from Talk Android!
* This week is Cricket Rewards Week with a chance at a free Galaxy S8
* Nokia 6 lands in the United States in July for $229
* FCC lets OneWeb into US market for satellite internet service
* Apple Releases Revised Version of Second tvOS 11 Developer Beta

* Make Avisail an AL All-Star starter
* White Sox recall Minaya to freshen bullpen
* White Sox tab Holmberg for opener vs. Yanks
* White Sox tab Holmberg for opener vs. Yanks
* Make Avisail an AL All-Star starter
* White Sox farm system ranks third
* White Sox tab Holmberg for opener vs. Yanks


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller