Madigan backs Joliet’s Natalie Manley with $45,422 this election cycle
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) gave a total of $45,422 to Joliet state House candidate Natalie Manley 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 Natalie Manley, the campaign committee that supported Manley’s race against Republican Alyssia Benford in the 98th House District.
The district covers all or part of Bolingbrook, Joliet and Crest Hill.
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.