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Dick Uihlein gives Ives $500K

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

* OK, well, it’s on now…

…Adding… Greg Hinz

“This helps level the playing field,” said an Ives spokeswoman. “Because of people like Uihlein, voters now will know there’s a choice in the election.”

Even bigger money would help now, but the spokeswoman said she does not know if more is coming.

Rauner’s campaign had no immediate comment. He lately has been pretty much ignoring Ives to attack Democratic front-runner J.B. Pritzker, releasing a new anti-Pritzker TV ad earlier today.

Uihlein donated at least $2.6 million to Rauner in the 2014 election cycle and gave $2 million in 2016 to Rauner’s hand-picked state comptroller, Leslie Munger, who lost to Democrat Susana Mendoza.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

27 Comments
  1. - Blue dog dem - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:16 pm:

    Run Jeanne. Run.


  2. - Henry Francis - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:19 pm:

    So THAT’s what she whispered to him right before the debate.


  3. - Reality Check - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:19 pm:

    (buys world’s largest box of popcorn)


  4. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:20 pm:

    For openers…

    That’s one week of TV…

    Then… “Roy Moore”…


  5. - A guy - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:21 pm:

    Housekeeping must have just come by and cleaned under the couch cushions.


  6. - Anonymous - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:21 pm:

    Last week there was a story on Breitbart as well. May get interesting.

    http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/01/23/jeanne-ives-takes-republican-incumbent-illinois-governors-race/#disqus_thread


  7. - Just Visiting - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:26 pm:

    A fool and his money…

    Over/under is 48 hours until an ad gets aired linking Ives and Roy Moore. Any takers?


  8. - A guy - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    If Roy Moore comes up? How does that sword not cut both ways? Has the Governor too not benefited from Mr. U’s largess?


  9. - LoisLearned2much - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    Looks like Proft could only come up with Uhlein pocket change for his candidate.


  10. - Generation X - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:30 pm:

    I don’t think the Moore issue will dent the base Ives is attempting to attract. The more publicity the better for her vs a wildly unpopular incumbent


  11. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:32 pm:

    Still listening, but she has outperformed Governor Junk.


  12. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:34 pm:

    I’m gagging a little bit, I said something nice about Ms. Ives.


  13. - PJ - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:35 pm:

    Cool. If he gives that same amount another 100 times, Jeannie will have almost as much in the bank as Rauner. But still not quite.


  14. - @misterjayem - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:41 pm:

    “A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms… Enthusiasms…”

    – MrJM


  15. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    Let the fun begin. I predict this will be followed by more and the governor will be forced to debate. Pass the popcorn.


  16. - Real - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 2:54 pm:

    Give her millions more.


  17. - Anonymous - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 3:09 pm:

    Relatively speaking, that’s a lukewarm “I’d prefer you win, so here’s a starter loan, but I’m not going all in unless you do something with this to get above 35%”


  18. - Lunchbox - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 3:13 pm:

    TV station general sales managers in IL just cracked a smile. Hey, no chance Ives will catch Rauner funds wise, but not a small deal to more than double her cash on hand.


  19. - old time golfer - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 3:17 pm:

    Another good day for Proft 15% 0f 500k not bad


  20. - wordslinger - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 3:19 pm:

    In for a penny, in for a pound.

    It’s on now. No question on the Rauner/Uihlein split.

    Don’t be stingy, Bubble Wrap King of Kenosha. Kick in some of that pay-to-play score CrazyEeyz Walker gave you.


  21. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 3:29 pm:

    Ives - 1
    Rauner - 0


  22. - CCrider - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 3:51 pm:

    shouldn’t that have been reported on an A1 within 24 hours of receipt? it says she received this donation on 1-24-18


  23. - Arsenal - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 3:57 pm:

    She’s gonna need a lot more than that to get a sustained message on the air. Today revealed that if she did, she could really make Rauner hurt, but…she’s going to need a lot more than that.


  24. - A NON - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 4:15 pm:

    “Mike Madigan and the Dick Uihlein he controls.”


  25. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 4:16 pm:

    ===within 24 hours of receipt?===

    For the umpteenth time, it’s based on when the check is deposited, not received.


  26. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 4:18 pm:

    And it’s not 24 hours. It’s five business days.


  27. - DuPage Bard - Monday, Jan 29, 18 @ 4:30 pm:

    Cue impending doom music. dun dun dunnnnnn


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