* Illinois Review…
The IL GOP is writing an amazing number and amount of checks.
An unprecedented $1 Million to the Republican State Senate Campaign Committee. Another $3 Million to the House Republican Organization.
Nearly $55k to candidate for Attorney General Erika Harold - none to the other GOP statewide candidates running for Comptroller, Treasurer or Secretary of State. Only Harold thus far.
Then $25k each to Cook, Lake and Will County Republican organizations in late November. Another $5k to downstate Henry County. $2500 to Republicans in Stark County.
That’s how the Illinois GOP has spent the party’s funds thus far this fall. But where did that money come from?
Besides $10,000 from the Beer Distributors, every other major contribution to the IL GOP reported thus far has come from Governor Bruce Rauner’s political action committee.
Seems like standard stuff, but the IR asked the ILGOP some questions and heard nothing back…
How does the IL GOP determine where the checks are going?
Who is involved in that decision making?
How much does the IL GOP expect to be distributed and to whom in the upcoming days before the March primary?
* And then this update…
“Political insider Tim Schneider is a lapdog for failed Governor Rauner, the Worst Republican Governor in America,” [Rep. Dave McSweeney] said in a text message to Illinois Review. “Incredibly Governor Rauner just admitted that he’s not in charge of the state. Schneider, who was the chief Rauner cheerleader for the Capitol Compromise tax hike and sanctuary state bill, should immediately resign as GOP Chairman.”