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Ken Griffin gives another $5 million to Richard Irvin’s campaign

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

* That totals $50 million and change with four weeks still to go…


I assume some of this dough will wind up funding the Griffin slate.

       

18 Comments
  1. - Nick - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 5:49 pm:

    There’s something about the almost slow rolling of millions of dollars that

    Doesn’t make me feel that confident for Richard.


  2. - Suburbanite - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 6:01 pm:

    $45 million wasn’t enough to beat his opponents, the closest of which is being outspent 39-1? Sounds like Richard ain’t polling too well…


  3. - Thomas Paine - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 6:12 pm:

    That is not a great sign, I assume that is not the last check of the primary season.

    $5 million is “Please go away” money for Griffin. He gave $10M to Lightfoot to buy bleach and paper towels for the Chicago Police Department during the pandemic.


  4. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 6:22 pm:

    $50 million to win this clown car primary?

    If Trump endorses Bailey he will probably win, no? Griff would be better off taking that $5M and, umm make an investment in Truth Social (or some other scam Trump is running).


  5. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 6:24 pm:

    Griff only writes checks to Irvin. He then tells Irvin how much to give to Demmer and Milhiser. It’s a top-down system. And we know who’s at the top.


  6. - Patience is a virtue - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 6:25 pm:

    the real money comes in November

    This is like playing at the kids table and waiting for a seat at the grown up table.


  7. - danray - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 6:52 pm:

    Not a fan of Ken’s money. He should stop trying to dictate his will and enjoy some of that cash.


  8. - Arsenal - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 7:02 pm:

    Alternatively, Irvin could be polling just fine. This money can be used in the GE, too.


  9. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 7:59 pm:

    Griffin is making a sting case for taxing the rich.


  10. - Frank Talks - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 8:20 pm:

    How much has been spent? Are they running low or is it to bolster the slate? BTW to be a media consultant for Irvin is probably a pretty solid deal right now.


  11. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 8:28 pm:

    ===to be a media consultant for Irvin is probably a pretty solid deal right now===

    The Irvin campaign is an ATM for consultants.


  12. - Politics Commenter - Tuesday, May 31, 22 @ 10:41 pm:

    “Alternatively, Irvin could be polling just fine. This money can be used in the GE, too.”

    He doesn’t need to win the primary in a landslide. Just enough to make sure Darren Bailey isn’t the GOP nominee.


  13. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Jun 1, 22 @ 5:51 am:

    Hey Ken, the press has a few questions for you, since you’re shadow running for office via your Irvin puppet…or are you too chicken to answer?


  14. - Elliott Ness - Wednesday, Jun 1, 22 @ 7:09 am:

    Suburbanite- I am guessing the polling is just fine based on the continued DGA concerns and spending…which you do not count in your 39 to 1 ratio comment. The more that people see Bailey and hear him the more they run, they will run to Schimpf or Sully or Rabine, but run they will. Very few people can imagine Beetle running a lemonade stand, let alone a State. He is that scary Republican that Jim Edgar warned us about. He would absolutely ruin the GOP for the fall and everybody understands that.


  15. - Real - Wednesday, Jun 1, 22 @ 8:04 am:

    Elliot Ness

    Care to explain which of Baileys policies will ruin anything that the Griffin/Irvin policies won’t ruin?


  16. - The Snowman - Wednesday, Jun 1, 22 @ 8:48 am:

    Rabine and Sullivan will each be clawing their way to 12% of the vote. Solomon and Schimpf will top out around 2.5% each. That leaves 71% between Irvin and Bailey. First one to 36-37% is going to be the nominee. I agree with Elliott Ness, and believe Bailey may lose a little support over the next 27 days…Richard Irvin will win with somewhere between 37 and 40% of the vote.


  17. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Jun 1, 22 @ 9:22 am:

    ==I am guessing the polling is just fine based on the continued DGA concerns and spending==

    If that’s your reasoning, then the fact that Irvin is running ads against Sullivan would indicate that his polling is not fine.

    And I mean, he released a poll last week. He’s ahead by six, with 22% undecided. If I were running his campaign, I wouldn’t call that “fine”.


  18. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jun 1, 22 @ 4:24 pm:

    Spending limits? I thought that was actually a thing but apparently not.


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