Report: Madigan backs Decatur's Sue Scherer with $10,000
Decatur State House candidate Sue Scherer received another $10,313 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Sept. 6 and Sept. 30, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Friends of Sue Scherer, the campaign committee that supports Scherer’s race against Republican Herman Senor in the 96th district.
The district covers all or part of Decatur, Springfield, Taylorville, Ball, Blue Mound, Buckhart, Capital, Cooper, Cotton Hill, Decatur, Harristown, Hickory Point, Long Creek, May, Mosquito, Mount Auburn, Niantic, Pleasant View, Rochester, South Fork, Springfield, Stonington, Taylorville, Whitmore, Woodside, Boody, Blue Mound, Bulpitt, Edinburg, Forsyth, Harristown, Jeisyville, Kincaid, Mount Auburn, Niantic, Rochester, Stonington, and Tovey
Madigan’s contributions to Scherer 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 $917,922 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Sept. 6 to Sept. 30, Madigan spent $2.67 million backing campaigns for 31 candidates. He's spent more than $100,000 on 11 candidates and more than $40,000 on 19.