Madigan backs Plainfield’s Mica Freeman with $1,403,004 this election cycle
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) gave a total of $1,403,004 to Plainfield State House candidate Mica Freeman this election cycle, 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 supported Freeman’s race against Republican Mark Batinick in the 97th House District.
The district covers all or part of Oswego, Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Joliet.
Madigan’s contributions 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.
Altogether, Madigan poured $21.1 million into 30 state House races this election cycle, including $3,445,351 to 22 fellow Democrats in the week leading up to last week's general election.