Chamber backs Mendoza
Monday, Oct 3, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller
* Crain’s early this morning…
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce doesn’t endorse too many Democrats for statewide office, but they’re backing incumbent Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza for a new term.
* Press release…
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is backing Susana Mendoza for another term as Illinois Comptroller. She is the only Democratic nominee for a constitutional office to receive their endorsement in the 2022 general election cycle. They issued the following statement in support of her campaign:
“The Illinois Chamber is proud to endorse Susana Mendoza for another term as State Comptroller. She approaches her job with a tenacious zeal for fiscal integrity and a bipartisan reach. Illinois is not out of the fiscal woods by a long shot, but voters from both parties should rest assured that Susana is the right person to take on the difficult tasks ahead to protect our State’s finances and taxpayers’ checkbooks.”
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza issued the following statement in response to their endorsement:
“I am so honored to receive the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement. I analyze and care deeply about how every policy we consider at the state level affects Illinois’ businesses. All the hard work I’ve done as Comptroller to eliminate the bill backlog, deliver the fastest vendor payment cycle in decades, lead out state to 6 credit rating upgrades, and replenish the state’s Rainy Day Fund and Pension Stabilization Funds, has been to get Illinois ready for its growth spurt. I take pride in my bi-partisan approach to governing and appreciate that the Illinois Chamber of Commerce recognizes my efforts on behalf of all Illinois residents and businesses.”
The Chamber’s PAC had just $41K in the bank at the end of the last quarter. It’s reported raising just $8K since then. But money isn’t the issue here. It’s the press pop and the fact that Mendoza can tout it in her own paid media.