ICYMI: Secret Pritzker-Madigan Donations Discovered

From Crain’s Chicago Business:
The latest broadside concerns contributions to Illinois House Democrats made just before the November election. The money came from two Pritzker-affiliated groups, but was not in his name.

According to campaign records highlighted by the Rauner folks, $119,400 came from Stateline, which is listed at the same West Loop address as the Pritzker Group, and J.B. Pritzker listed the firm on a 2006 statement of economic interest.

Another $82,000 came from TNDP. It, too, has the same West Loop address, and its registered agent is Jay Robert Pritzker.

Republicans say that's proof Pritzker is a secret agent of sorts of the governor's arch-enemy, House Speaker Mike Madigan.

"After raising money for Rod Blagojevich, it's no surprise that Pritzker is trying to hide hundreds of thousands in donations meant to help Mike Madigan," Illinois Republican Party spokesman Steven Yaffe said in a statement. "Pritzker is just proving he is a political insider who will always side with Madigan to protect the status quo."

Earlier, the state party and other Rauner allies ripped Pritzker for that and for recently donating $900,000 to a super-PAC that aired anti-Rauner ads during the fall campaign. A total of $350,000 came in Pritzker's name, $550,000 from the Pritzker family's Jabodon PT Company….

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