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I thought it was funny and odd that Crespo would send out a mailer that says something about what Peggy Brothman, Fred Crespo’s Republican opponent in the 44th District supports. He alleges that she is a ‘typical republican’ who supports the ‘insurance lobby’.

But when you look at Crespo’s 2006 handouts from special interest groups, he has $4500 given to him by lawyers and lobbyists.

Brothman, by comparison, has little to report as far as donations.

Crespo received a whopping $80,000+ from Madigan’s machine in order to get him elected.

Isn’t it high time we went back to representative government and starting electing people who aren’t supported by the teacher’s unions?

This is what you find when you research Crespo’s donations to his 2006 campaign:  Total Raised- $170,295

TABLE 1: Top 20 Contributors
Contributor Amount % of Total Sector
ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY $82,678 48.55% Party
ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS $12,000 7.05% Labor
COOK COUNTY COLLEGE TEACHERS UNION $5,500 3.23% Labor
DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS $5,000 2.94% General Business
STONEGATE PROPERTIES $3,000 1.76% Uncoded
ILLINOIS LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS $2,670 1.57% Ideology/Single Issue
LANG, CITIZENS FOR LOU $2,500 1.47% Party
ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOC $2,500 1.47% Lawyers & Lobbyists
CHAPA-LAVIA, FRIENDS OF LINDA $2,500 1.47% Party
R & R DEVELOPERS INC $2,500 1.47% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
COMCAST $2,500 1.47% Communications & Electronics
ALTA VISTA PRINTING $2,438 1.43% Communications & Electronics
CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION $2,000 1.17% Labor
WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS LOCAL 571 $2,000 1.17% Labor
STANDARD PARKING $1,500 0.88% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
SECURE PROPERTIES $1,500 0.88% Uncoded
BROOKSIDE PARTNERSHIP $1,500 0.88% Uncoded
LA KEMESE CORP $1,500 0.88% Uncoded
BRADY CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE $1,250 0.73% Ideology/Single Issue
CHICAGO LATINO 100 $1,000 0.59% Ideology/Single Issue
TABLE 2: Top 15 Industries
Top Industries Total $
Party Committees $82,678
Public Sector Unions $21,500
Candidate Committees $6,250
Business Services $5,000
Real Estate $5,000
Lawyers & Lobbyists $4,500
Pro-Environmental Policy $2,670
Telecom Services & Equipment $2,500
Printing & Publishing $2,438
Pro-Gun Control $1,250
Minority & Ethnic Groups $1,000
Gambling & Casinos $1,000

 Here is what’s been reported so far as donations in his 2008 campaign:

 

TABLE 1: Top 20 Contributors
Contributor Amount % of Total Sector
HARPER, FRIENDS OF $5,000 16.12% Uncoded
ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOC $2,500 8.06% Lawyers & Lobbyists
NW SUBURBAN TEACHERS UNION $1,250 4.03% Uncoded
W-T ENGINEERING INC $1,000 3.22% Uncoded
PENN NATIONAL GAMING $1,000 3.22% General Business
ILLINOIS REALTORS ASSOC $1,000 3.22% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
FAR WEST $1,000 3.22% Uncoded
MADIGAN, FRIENDS OF MICHAEL J $600 1.93% Party
ILLINOIS NURSES ASSOC $500 1.61% Labor
IFT COPE $500 1.61% Uncoded
COOK COUNTY COLLEGE TEACHERS UNION $500 1.61% Labor
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY $500 1.61% Energy & Natural Resources
VOLUTEERS FOR DELGADO $500 1.61% Uncoded
WALSH CONSTRUCTION $500 1.61% Uncoded
MOTOROLA $500 1.61% Communications & Electronics
CARPENTER LOCAL 839 $500 1.61% Uncoded
ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS $500 1.61% Labor
BURDICK, SUSAN & PHILLIP $500 1.61% Uncoded
HORSEPOWER PAC LTD $500 1.61% Uncoded
COMCAST $500 1.61% Communications & Electronics
TABLE 2: Top 15 Industries
Top Industries Total $
Lawyers & Lobbyists $3,000
Public Sector Unions $1,200
Real Estate $1,200
Gambling & Casinos $1,000
Telecom Services & Equipment $1,000
General Trade Unions $950
Candidate Committees $600
Electric Utilities $500
Commercial Banks $250
Food Processing & Sales $250
Health Professionals $250
Miscellaneous Services $250
Retail Sales $200
Accountants $200

 

He should be careful what he throws at Brothman, LOL…his record is public and available for all to see.

We can only expect more of the same BS if we don’t find a way of booting the democrats out…Crespo is attached to Lisa Madigan and got over $80,000 in 2006 from the democrat machine here.  

Illinois is sick of debt and democrats only know how to make more of it.  It’s time we returned to representation in government here; their job is to SERVE, not to dictate and spend.  That’s why Peggy Brothman is the girl for me!  She spent 7 years in School District 54, and that’s a success story with a balanced budget.  

Just imagine if someone like that was working for us in Springfield!  I just love the idea of that!

See Peg’s website at electpeg.com

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