Report: Madigan backs Woolard with $96,110
Carterville state House candidate Jason Woolard received another $96,110 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Sept. 29 and Oct. 17, 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 Williamson, Hamilton and Franklin counties, including Herrin and Marion.
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 $157,202 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 17, Madigan spent $4.37 million backing campaigns for 25 candidates.