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GOP spending big in the 76th District House race

Posted by wlpo on September 7, 2016

If there was any doubt that the Illinois Republican Party is pushing hard to get hold of Frank Mautino’s old House seat, just look at the money they are pumping into Jerry Long’s campaign.

The House Republican Organization contributed nearly $100,000 to Long’s campaign in August alone. Around $27,000 of that went to Comcast for television advertisements while $11,000 went to ads you got in the mail. The Illinois Republican Party also spent $23,000 on mailers backing Long. Congressman Adam Kinzinger also helped Long with a $3,000 contribution.

Democrat State Rep. Andy Skoog meanwhile took in less than $30,000 in contributions in August. His biggest single donor was the political action committee of the Illinois Federation of Teachers who gave his committee $10,000.

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