Madigan gives $80,267 more to Woolard
With less than a week left before voters go to the polls, Carterville state House candidate Jason Woolard received another $80,267 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Oct. 18 and Oct. 26, 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 House 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 $237,469 to the candidate’s campaign this election cycle.
Madigan spent $6.5 million on 24 candidates between Oct 18 and Oct 30, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. He has spent $15.84 million backing campaigns for 25 candidates this election cycle, thus far.