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Big money still pouring into race to represent the Illinois Valley in Springfield

Posted by wlpo on November 2, 2016

If you want to see how bad Republicans want Jerry Long to beat Democrat Andy Skoog, just take a look at campaign contributions in October.

According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, more than $1.2 million was poured into Long’s campaign to try and win the 76th state representative district. Of that, the Illinois Republican Party contributed more than $100,000 for mailers. The House Republican Organization gave $88,000 towards television advertising and $6,700 for radio advertising. The GOP organization made single-day contributions to Long’s fund of $297,000 on October 14th and $704,000 on October 21st.

Andy Skoog’s October contributions totaled $34,000. The Illinois Farm Bureau PAC gave $10,000 for a combination of radio advertising and mailers. He also received $5,000 contributions from the Chicago Land Operators and Illinois Network of Charter Schools. Skoog also received money from political action committees representing lawyers and hospitals.

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