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February 01, 2006

Boland and Haring money -- more lop-sidedness

The money's just as unbalanced in the Mike Boland-Steve Haring race (72nd Ill. Rep. district) as it is in other Q-C matchups.

Incumbent D Boland had $148,043.96 on hand as of Jan. 1. (Year-end report)

R challenger Haring had $2,498.10. He also lists debts totaling $20,500, all owed to John McConnel, of Mount Carroll. (Year-end report)

Major sources for Boland are unions and financial sector interests, with a dollop of corprate money here and there.

Boland also maintains The Fight Back Fund which has about $1,700 on hand after a half-year on inactivity.

Posted by jcb at February 1, 2006 09:10 PM

Comments

I notice that most of Mikey Bolands money comes from out of his district. I want a Rep that isn't tied to areas outside his own district.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 2, 2006 07:47 AM

Found an interesting article about one of Mikey's largest contributors Rod Aycox.

http://www.wweek.com/html/leadb090298.html

Posted by: Anonymous at February 2, 2006 04:55 PM

I think Boalnd, Vershoore, and Jacobs will be a team that is hard to beat in the General Election. Keep doing what you are doing with WIU and Tompson prison.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 3, 2006 09:31 AM

I think the real mystery, and a very under-reported mystery, is the invisible candidacy of Steve Haring. Has anyone heard from him? Seen him? Wow, talk about quiet. And he reported only a $2,000-plus balance. Is he still in the race?

Posted by: anonymous at February 6, 2006 10:11 PM