City Council Candidates Raised $1.6 Million Since Feb. 22 Election

March 30, 2011  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — Candidates in Chicago’s 14 aldermanic run-off contests have reported raising $1.6 million in big-dollar contributions since the February election, including more than $200,000 from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s New Chicago Committee, a review of campaign disclosure reports showed today.  The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform said Emanuel’s New Chicago Committee is the largest direct donor to candidates in the April 5 run-off contests with more than $215,000 in contributions spread among seven contenders, followed by the Service Employees’ International Union with nearly $170,000 in funding spread among eight candidates. The union coalition Unite Here gave four candidates a combined $83,000 and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees dropped more than $78,000 among six contenders, campaign reports showed.

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