October 14

Just exactly what is “Illinois Delegation NY 2004”? It shares an office with the Illinois Republican Party, and so far, it has given $50,000 to the Party and another $20,000 to the Senate Republicans. $70,000 is a lot of money for something to give, but it’s not at all clear where that money came from. The group is not a registered PAC with either the State Board of Elections or the Federal Election Commission, nor does it appear to be a 527 registered with the IRS, nor is it incorporated with the Illinois Secretary of State. But somehow it raised $70,000. When I called the Illinois Republican Party to ask about it, the guy who answered the phone said, “why do you need to know?” and then transferred me to voice mail. They haven’t called back. It all may be legit, but where did that $70K come from?