Madigan to headline fundraiser for Nekritz:

Madigan to headline fundraiser for Nekritz:

Posted by Kerry Lester on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 17:34

House Speaker Michael Madigan will headline a fundraiser next week for Democratic state Rep. Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook. The cocktail reception will take place at 5 p.m. July 25 at Much Shelist law firm in Chicago. Tickets range from $150 to $2,500.

Nekritz, as you read here yesterday, has a fairly hefty warchest, as far as state candidates go. According to second quarter reports (due to the state board of elections Monday), she had $190,765 in her warchest at the end of last month.

Her opponent, Republican Jonathan Greenberg, also of Northbrook, had $61, 885. Greenberg has noted that he's confident he'll have the money needed to compete for the 57th District spot.Asked about Nekritz' upcoming fundraiser, he tells us, "Look, there are benefits to being a decade long incumbent, and there are drawbacks. The benefit is the longest serving, primary problem (House Speaker Madigan) is raising money for you."

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