Report: Madigan backs Plainfield’s Freeman with $88,959
Plainfield State House candidate Mica Freeman received an additional $88,959 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Aug. 15 and Sept. 6, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Friends of Mica Freeman, the campaign committee that supports Freeman’s race against Republican Mark Batinick in the 97th district.
The district covers all or part of Plainfield, Shorewood and Oswego.
Madigan’s contributions to Freeman 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 $214,360 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Aug. 15 to Sept. 6, Madigan spent $2.67 million backing campaigns for 31 candidates. He's spent more than $100,000 on 12 candidates and more than $40,000 on 18.