CHICAGO -Dave McKinney reports in the Sun Times that despite a $97k donation to Speaker Madigan last Friday during the 1-day pension reform session, the SEIU spokesperson says there's nothing to any connection between Madigan dumping any pension reform that could have negatively affected their members. Nah, there's nothing to it, Madigan's spokesman said ...
“I’m not aware of any contribution from SEIU. I haven’t seen what Mr. Brady is saying. I don’t spend a lot of time on what he says,” Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said. “Usually he’s not accurate.”
Of course not, SEIU's Kastrup said ...
“The allegations levied today by the GOP are baseless election-year rhetoric,” she said. “The facts are the SEIU contributions coincide with our July 23rd endorsement session. The contributions reported are in line with our political donations over the past decade.”
No, how could anyone think such a thing? Paranoid, silly Republicans.
State campaign records show that Democratic Majority and the Democratic Party of Illinois, both funds that Madigan controls, took in a combined $405,595 from SEIU and its affiliates since January 2010.
And what's that about the SEIU - ACORN scandal? Oh yeah, there was nothing to that either. We remember.