Madigan gives $36,139 more to Griffin
With less than a week left before voters go to the polls, Jonesboro state House candidate Marsha Griffin received another $36,139 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 Marsha Griffin, the campaign committee that supports Griffin's race against Republican Terri Bryant in the 115th House district.
The district covers all or part of Jefferson, Jackson and Union counties, including Mt. Vernon and Carbondale.
Madigan’s contributions to Griffin 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 $225,954 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.