Report: Madigan backs Freeman with $269,762
Plainfield state House candidate Mica Freeman received another $269,762 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Sept. 29 and Oct. 17, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Friends of Mica Carnahan-Freeman, the campaign committee that supports Freeman’s race against Republican Mark Batinick in the 97th District.
The district covers all or part of Oswego, Plainfield, Troy and Wheatland.
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 $569,222 to the candidate’s campaign.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 17, Madigan spent $4.37 million backing campaigns for 25 candidates.