Comment: A reminder of who runs Illinois in case you just moved here from a foreign land.

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4 years ago

It’s probably even more one-sided than 88% Democrat. Typically the public sector unions only contribute money to Republican candidates during primaries when they’re running against other Republicans. Remember how much money Dillard got from the teacher unions and AFSCME against Rauner in the primaries? Another prime example is Sandra Pihos (R) in the 48th district. She pretty much ran unopposed most of her career and got minimal union funding from IPACE (NEA PAC fund). She once ran against a D in 2010 and got zero IPACE funding. Then magically, in the 2014 primaries, IPACE contributed $100K to Pihos in a… Read more »