October 12

With three weeks to go, several legislative contests have passed the quarter-million mark. Big chunks of that money comes from the legislative caucuses.

  • The House Democrats show $293,000 raised in October, the biggest block coming from lawyers ($130,000), thought labor unions ($27,000) nursing homes ($21,200), medical interests ($15,000) are giving as well. $54,000 came in transfers from other Democratic politicians. House Democrats were showing $2.3 million on hand as of June 30.
  • The Senate Democrats show $268,300 in October, including $123,700 from lawyers, $35,000 from labor (all of it from the IFT), and $15,000 from liquor interests. Senate Democrats were showing $2.9 million on hand as of June 30.
  • The Senate Republicans show $169,200 in October, including $54,500 from lawyers, $27,000 from medical interests (mostly the State Medical Society), and $16,000 from manufacturers and the Chamber. The Senate Republicans also show $20,000 from Illinois Delegation NY 2004, presumably left over funds from the national Republican convention. Senate Republicans were showing $1.5 million on hand as of June 30.
  • The House Republicans show just $31,650 in October, including $18,000 from Republican lawmakers, $5,000 from gambling interests, and $5,000 from assorted business interests. House Republicans were showing $1.3 million on hand as of June 30.

None of the caucuses have filed Pre-Election forms, which will reveal their fundraising from the start of July through early October.