Unions Bankrolling Dillard’s Campaign?

Source:  http://www.championnews.net/?p=44196&utm_source=Champion+News&utm_campaign=b4495ede11-Weekly_10_2_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cbaa50c672-b4495ede11-48515361

September 30th marked the end of the 3rd Quarter Fundraising period. While full reports aren’t due until October 15, Illinois requires candidates to disclose all contributions of $1000 or more within five business days of deposit. So, you can get a good sense of each candidate’s fundraising by looking at what’s already been publicly filed.

In Kirk Dillard’s case, the fundraising figures are startling.

Kirk Dillard raised just $235,300 into his gubernatorial account which includes a $50,000 transfer from his state Senate account.

DillardDonationChart

A whopping $157,800 – or two-thirds – of his gubernatorial campaign funding this quarter came from labor unions that almost exclusively support Democrats like Mike Madigan and Pat Quinn.

These same unions are linked to union bosses made infamous for some of the most egregious pension abuses in Illinois. For example, union boss Dennis Gannon, who was tapped by Local 150 to be a ‘business agent’ in 1990, spiked himself into the pension system and began receiving a $150,000 per year pension on top of his $200,0000 union salary, even though he had left a $56,000 per year city job 13 years beforehand. His lifetime pension payout is expected to be $5 million.

Similarly, the Chicago Tribune also reported that

“James McNally, vice president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. He receives nearly $115,000 a year even though at the time he retired, in 2008, he had not worked for the city in more than 13 years. He was only 51 when he started collecting a city pension. By the time he turns 78, he will have received roughly $4 million from the city laborers’ fund.”

These are the same folks now bankrolling Kirk Dillard’s campaign.

A History of Union Funded Bankrolling for Dillard

Worse yet, this isn’t the first time Kirk Dillard has turned to big labor to bankroll his campaign. In his failed 2010 campaign for governor, the Illinois Education Association contributed $250,000 to his campaign. Altogether Dillard’s taken nearly half a million dollars from government unions through the years.

Makes you wonder what Kirk Dillard is promising the government union bosses in return.

Cycle Amount Date Contributor_name

2012

15000

03/16/2012

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2012

10000

03/03/2012

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2012

6350

08/30/2011

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2012

4050

08/28/2012

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2012

1500

02/27/2012

WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS LOCAL 571

2012

1000

09/24/2012

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2012

1000

07/21/2012

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2012

1000

09/06/2011

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2012

1000

07/24/2012

WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS LOCAL 571

2012

750

02/21/2012

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2012

600

09/21/2011

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2012

250

09/13/2012

WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS LOCAL 571

2012

200

09/27/2012

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2012

150

12/13/2011

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2012

150

10/04/2011

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2012

150

01/10/2012

WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS LOCAL 571

2010

250000

01/20/2010

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2010

2950

09/01/2010

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2010

2500

05/05/2009

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2010

2000

10/01/2009

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2010

2000

10/20/2009

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2010

1900

04/30/2009

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2010

1300

04/09/2010

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2010

1000

05/05/2009

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2010

1000

04/09/2010

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2010

1000

08/24/2010

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2010

1000

10/15/2009

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2010

350

10/01/2010

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2010

150

10/01/2010

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2008

20000

10/21/2008

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2008

10000

09/30/2008

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2008

5000

09/19/2007

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2008

1500

03/14/2007

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2008

1150

09/11/2008

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2008

1000

10/02/2008

WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS LOCAL 571

2008

1000

09/28/2008

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2008

500

03/28/2007

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2008

300

04/25/2008

STATE UNIVERSITIES ANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION

2006

10000

11/01/2006

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2006

8000

05/17/2006

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2006

3100

08/29/2006

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2006

1800

08/19/2005

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2006

1500

09/11/2006

WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS LOCAL 571

2006

1000

07/22/2005

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2006

1000

02/02/2006

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2006

1000

07/21/2005

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2006

700

08/30/2006

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2006

500

07/21/2005

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2004

6200

08/25/2004

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2004

1400

09/29/2003

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2004

1150

08/29/2003

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2004

1000

10/16/2003

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2004

1000

05/28/2004

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2004

1000

09/29/2003

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2004

500

06/02/2004

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2002

10000

07/18/2001

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2002

10000

09/24/2002

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2002

5000

03/05/2002

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2002

1000

09/09/2002

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2002

700

09/07/2001

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2002

500

04/25/2001

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

2002

500

06/21/2002

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2002

250

04/25/2001

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

2000

10000

09/22/2000

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2000

1000

11/30/1999

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

1998

15000

10/27/1998

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1998

3500

10/01/1998

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1998

500

10/27/1998

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

1998

500

08/27/1998

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

1998

400

01/13/1998

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

1998

250

04/25/1997

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604

1996

6300

10/25/1996

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1996

2000

02/02/1996

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1996

1000

09/27/1996

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1996

750

05/01/1996

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1996

500

09/27/1996

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1996

500

05/12/1995

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/I-PACE

1996

250

09/10/1996

FEDERATION OF TEACHERS LOCAL 604
Total

462000

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