After Illinois Review reported today that conservative donor, and Rauner campaign supporter, Dick Uihlein invested $1.5 million in the Liberty Principles PAC, some suggested that the investment might be in direct response to the union-funded, anti-Rauner PAC being run by Congressman Aaron Schock's former associate Steve Shearer.
When asked about this, Dan Proft, Chairman and Treasurer of Liberty Principles PAC told IR the organization's resources will continue to be focused on state legislative races only. About Uihlein's specific donation, Proft said:
"The investment represents Mr. Uihlein's ongoing commitment to the economic liberty policy agenda and to Illinois state legislative candidates who share that commitment. Mr. Uihlein's financial commitment is shared by a growing number of Liberty Principles PAC donors who understand the need for new political leadership in Springfield in order for Illinois to attract and retain businesses and grow jobs."