Report: Madigan backs Kankakee’s Dugan with $78,185
Kankakee State House candidate Lisa Dugan received another $78,185 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Aug. 15 and Sept. 6, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Friends for Lisa Dugan, the campaign committee that supports Dugan’s race against Republican Lindsay Parkhurst in the 79th district.
The district covers all or part of Peotone, Coal City, Braidwood, Gardner, East Brooklyn, Bourbonnais, Bonfield, Limestone, Reddick, Union Hill, Kankakee, Sun River Terrace, Aroma Park, Hopkins Park, Buckingham, Herscher, Cabery, Irwin, Chebanse and St. Anne.
Madigan’s contributions to Dugan 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 $851,379 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Aug. 15 to Sept. 6, Madigan spent $2.67 million backing campaigns for 31 candidates. He's spent more than $100,000 on 12 candidates and more than $40,000 on 18.