Madigan backs Sue Scherer with $76,682 this election cycle
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) gave a total of $76,682 to Decatur state House candidate Sue Scherer this election cycle, 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 supported Scherer's race against Republican Herman Senor in the 96th House 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 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.
Altogether, Madigan poured $21.1 million into 30 state House races this election cycle, including $3,445,351 to 22 fellow Democrats in the week leading up to last week's general election.