HRO chair wants to kick Chicago out of Illinois
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
* The Washington Post has a story about Rep. Brad Halbrook’s House resolution to eject Chicago from Illinois. The piece doesn’t really tell us anything new, but I did notice this…
I hadn’t checked the sponsorship list in a while, so I pulled up the status of HR101 and noticed that Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) is now listed as a co-sponsor.
Rep. McCombie is the chairperson of the House Republican Organization’s political action committee, which raises money for House campaigns.
According to a search of the Illinois State Board of Elections’ website, HRO has raised almost $71.6 million over the years. Of that, $28.1 million has come from contributors in the city of Chicago. That’s 39 percent of the total.
* House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, who put McCombie in charge of HRO, had no comment today. Statement from Rep. McCombie…
You’re gonna “remind” Chicago by… threatening to kick it out of Illinois? Apparently, however, she’ll still accept their contributions.
* Meanwhile, as long as we’re on the subject of House Republicans…
I confirmed that attendance earlier today.