Report: Madigan backs Carterville‘s Woolard with $28,804
Carterville State House candidate Jason Woolard received another $28,804 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Sept. 6 and Sept. 30, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Friends of Jason Woolard, the campaign committee that supports Woolard’s race against Republican Dave Severin in the 117th district.
The district covers all or part of Benton, Carbondale, Carterville, Christopher, Creal Springs, Herrin, Hurst, Johnston City, Marion, McLeansboro, Orient, Sesser, West Frankfort, Zeiglerm Blairsville, Carterville, Corinth, Crab Orchard, Creal Springs, East Marion, Grassy, Herrin, Lake Creek, Southern, Stonefort, West Marion, Barren, Benton, Browning, Cave, Denning, Eastern, Ewing, Flannigan, Frankfort, Goode, Knight Prairie, McLeansboro, Northern, Six Mile, Tyrone, Crab Orchard, Mulkeytown, Whiteash, Buckner, Bush, Cambria, Colp, Crainville, Energy, Ewing, Freeman Spur, Hanaford, Macedonia, North City, Pittsburg, Royalton, Spillertown, Stonefort, Thompsonville, Valier and West City.
Madigan’s contributions to Woolard came from the campaign funds he controls, including his own committee, Friends of Michael J. Madigan, the Illinois Democratic Party and the Democratic County Chairman’s Association of Illinois. In all, Madigan has contributed $61,092 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Sept. 6 to Sept. 30, Madigan spent $2.67 million backing campaigns for 31 candidates. He's spent more than $100,000 on 11 candidates and more than $40,000 on 19.