Sunday, January 31, 2010

Andy McKenna: Awash in Obama money

In the last week, Andy McKenna has bombarded Illinois airwaves with commercials focusing on Kirk Dillard's appearance in a Barack Obama campaign ad.

But an analysis by the Jim Ryan campaign obtained by Marathon Pundit shows that McKenna has 97 donors who contributed $444,950 to Obama in recent election cycles.

In an odd bit of symmetry, those donors gave McKenna $432,400 from July 1, 2009 to Jan. 22, 2010.

And those same donors contributed $269,908 to other Democrats, including Harry Reid, Rahm Emanuel, Chuck Shumer, Hillary Clinton, Alexi Giannoulias as well as the Democratic National Committee.

The "Combine," the bipartisan Illinois sleaze machine, rolls on.

But Illinois voters can stop it.

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Marathon Pundit endorses Jim Ryan for Illinois governor

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Brian said...

No comment on Jim Ryan's ties to Stu Levine. Doesn't sound like balanced journalism.

John Ruberry said...

Jim has said numerous times he was unaware of Levine's double life. Also, Jime never appointed Levine to a state board.

Crazy Politico said...

The other question, besides Brian's would be how much have those Obama donors give other Republicans?

I've gotten so tired of all of the "establishment" GOP candidates that I'm probably pulling my vote from McKenna and going with Andrzejewski.