* Hannah Meisel…
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) raked in more than $731,000 this quarter.
Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) raised more than $203,000 during the same time period. The personal campaign committees of both leaders are currently the strongest they’ve ever been. […]
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) has also been fundraising during the pandemic. The four campaign accounts he controls have raised more than $857,000 collectively in the last quarter, according to state campaign finance records. The combined current cash on hand for the four committees is over $23 million.
The House Speaker’s personal committee has the most cash on hand it’s ever had at nearly $14 million. Madigan in August donated $100,001 from his personal bank account to his campaign committee, triggering a campaign fundraising loophole allowing him to raise unlimited funds for the 2020 election cycle.
According to Hannah, Durkin had $2.25 million in his personal account and Brady had $1.1 million. Senate President Don Harmon had $4.26 million in his personal account and $1.3 million in the ISDF account.