The Sangamon County Democratic Party has gotten another shot of Blue Wave money.
The party received $48,125 from the program in July, and in early September got another check for the same amount.
Democratic governor candidate J.B. PRITZKER has made a goal of building local Democratic parties, and as a big part of the effort, his campaign fund gave $1 million to Rock Island County Democrats in May, and another $1 million on Sept. 5. The Rock Island Party — led by DOUG HOUSE, who is also president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association — has been distributing funds to other local parties.
House said providing funding in installments is a way for local parties to be accountable — to show they are using the money to do things they said, such as holding regular meetings, having headquarters and being active on social media.
So far this month, House’s RICO party organization has distributed $473,496 to 25 committees. The organization has shoveled $799,686 out the door since the beginning of July.
JB Pritzker’s campaign has contributed another $6.7 million to various campaign committees during that same time period.
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