October 25

This morning's big movement was to candidate Doug Hayse (R-75); HRO moved $146K to him. They also gave $50K to candidate David Reis (R-108), and $20K to candidate Aaron Schock (R-92). Staying on the Republican side, Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-32) of Lake and McHenry counties reports $2K from DuPage Board Chair Bob Schillerstrom. And the Chicagoland Chamber matched (nearly) their generosity toward Senate Republican Leader Frank Watson with a $10K gift to House Republican Leader Tom Cross.

For the Democrats, Supreme Court candidate Gordon Maag (D-5th) reports $92K from DPI for the biggest Dem gainer of the last two days. (Karmeier's camp shows no new receipts in two days; maybe they're sleeping the last one off?) Sen. Susan Garret (D-29) got $10K from the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Rep. Kathy Ryg (D-59) got $9K from DPI. Candidate Michael Noland (D-43) shows $500 from Rep. Lou Lang (D-16) (note: that's $500.00, not $500K). And yet again, I have to wonder what Scot England (R-101) is doing with his shoestring campaign; though he's showing only $23K for the general election, Rep. Bob Flider (D-101) got another $15K from DPI, bringing his total for the race to about $560K.

New PACS: Justice for All PAC was formed last week by some Metro East residents. It took in $500K this weekend, mostly from plaintiff's firms, but $105K came from the Justice for All Foundation. Presumably, we can look for one of the Supreme Court candidates to be reporting an in-kind soon. Citizen Action/Illinois has formed a PAC, or maybe a Party. And Albert F. Hofeld III has formed a PAC to "To support the candidacy of Al Hofeld for State Senate, 13th District", assuming, I guess, that Sen. Barack Obama (D-13) vacates that seat sometime soon.