CHICAGO - During the last few weeks prior to the election, abortion rights supporters are writing checks to Illinois' pro-abortion political action committee Personal PAC. One notable check this week for $1000 is from former Republican Lieutenant Governor and 2002 gubernatorial primary candidate Corinne Wood.
Personal PAC has raised over $234,000 since June and reported close to $1 million on hand September 30.
A November 2010 Rich Miller column in the Illinois Times pointed to Personal PAC as a key reason why Bill Brady narrowly lost the governorship in 2008. Miller said a Brady campaign staffer credited Personal PAC for GOP Mark Kirk's U.S. Senate win and Brady's loss. Personal PAC's executive director Terry Cosgrove (pictured right) said their group's mailers to the North Shore successfully turned women and their husbands against Brady.