Illinois' Future Is Being Blocked By

Mike Madigan


J.B. Pritzker is running for Governor as Mike Madigan’s handpicked candidate. Madigan is working behind the scenes to anoint the billionaire heir to the Hyatt fortune because Madigan knows that Pritzker is a fellow insider who will support his tax-hiking Chicago agenda.

But like his fellow Chicago insiders, Pritzker is guilty of working the system to benefit himself at our expense.

46 Years Of Failure

Mike Madigan has presided over Illinois’ demise. Madigan was first elected to the legislature in 1971. Over nearly five decades, Madigan has pushed destructive policies that caused massive job losses, record income tax hikes, the highest property taxes in the country and the worst state pension crisis in America.

Political Boss

Mike Madigan first became Speaker of the Illinois House in 1983 and Madigan’s doubled as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party for most of the last two decades. Madigan controls all legislation considered by the Illinois House and controls the campaign money spent by his state party. Madigan’s the undisputed boss of the Chicago political machine.

Higher Taxes. No Reforms.

Despite leading Illinois into the abyss, Mike Madigan wants to double down on the same failed policies of the past. Madigan refuses to pass the critical reforms Illinois needs and only wants to force another massive tax hike on hard-working Illinois families. Madigan is saying no to job-creating economic reforms, no to cost-saving reforms, no to pension reform and no to term limits.

Meet the legislators who voted for mike madigan

  • Laura Fine
  • Anna Moeller
  • Fred Crespo
  • Deb Conroy
  • Marty Moylan
  • Michelle Mussman
  • Elaine Nekritz
  • Carol Sente
  • Sam Yingling
  • Michael Halpin
  • Stephanie Kifowit
  • Sue Scherer
  • Natalie Manley
  • Dan Beiser
  • Jay Hoffman
  • Katie Stuart
  • Jerry Costello
  • Brandon Phelps

These Individuals Chose: LOYALTY TO MIKE MADIGAN

These individuals chose:
loyalty to Mike Madigan

J.B. Pritzker

Halloween is a time for scary stories, and J.B. Pritzker’s shady past makes for a pretty spooky tale.

The Chicago Tribune recently revealed secret FBI wiretaps in which Pritzker begs convicted former Governor Rod Blagojevich to appoint him state treasurer. They discuss campaign contributions during that conversation.


“Ooh, interesting,” Blagojevich said after Pritzker brought up the idea of being appointed. “Let’s think about that. You interested in that?”


“Yeah, that’s the one I would want,” Pritzker responded.


Pritzker can be heard making more promises to Blagojevich throughout the tapes, saying “I just offer myself and my service to you.”


And just weeks before the tapes were released, Pritzker was under fire for using his insider status, wealth, and connections with the Cook County Assessor to slash his property tax burden. He’s received over $230,000 in refunds and tax breaks by claiming that his Gold Coast $3.7 million mansion is “uninhabitable”.

That’s right, Pritzker bought a luxury mansion and removed the toilets to get huge tax breaks, taking money from Chicago Public Schools and other services, and forcing higher property taxes on the rest of us.


And while Pritzker refuses to pay his fair share of taxes, he’s on record supporting a massive income tax hike on all Illinoisans. He also opposes a property tax freeze.


Pritzker is Madigan’s handpicked candidate for Governor, just another Madigan puppet that Illinois can’t afford.


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Daniel Biss

Daniel Biss—a Madigan Accomplice—announced his run for Governor to help drive the Madigan Machine.

Financial records reveal that Biss has taken over $260,000 in tainted Madigan money. In exchange, Biss supported Madigan for Speaker. As a state representative, Biss voted for every enacted Madigan budget, adding billions in debt.

Biss even supported Madigan’s $7 billion out-of-whack budget proposal in the Senate last year. That spending proposal was the most unbalanced in Illinois history.

Biss is so loyal to Madigan that he was tapped to run Madigan’s political front group – LIFT.

We can’t afford a Mike Madigan accomplice in the Governor’s office.

Susana Mendoza

Susana Mendoza is bought and paid for by Boss Madigan, and now as Comptroller Mendoza is taking orders from her political patron, pledging to help him and Lisa Madigan shut down the government if allowed by the courts.

Career politician Susana Mendoza quickly became a Madigan ally in the House, voting for every unbalanced Madigan budget that became law, adding billions in debt while shortchanging Illinois schools. She even voted for the highest income tax hike in Illinois history, voted to raise her own pay, and then doubled dipped by taking two government pensions.

In exchange, Mendoza endorsed Madigan for Speaker six times, calling Madigan her “mentor”. In one speech lauding Madigan’s reign, Mendoza nominated him for Speaker and called him a “man who time and time again has demonstrated his passion and love for this state,” and proclaimed that “someday, our children will learn of his contributions.”

Knowing she was a loyal ally, Madigan provided Mendoza with money and support for her political career.  When Mendoza wanted to run for higher office, Madigan cleared the Democratic field for her and funded her campaign for Comptroller.

To date Madigan has funneled millions to Mendoza. Now, she’s working with the Madigan family to shut down state government and cause a crisis to force even higher taxes.

Chris Kennedy

A Mike Madigan First Politician

Chris Kennedy’s already proved he will be loyal to Mike Madigan. Before announcing his campaign, Kennedy secretly met with Madigan to get his blessing to run for governor. Then, Kennedy bankrolled a $10 million Madigan-aligned political front group and gave thousands more to Madigan’s hand-picked candidates for the legislature.

Chris Kennedy is committed to the Madigan Agenda and tried to give Madigan even more power. The last thing Illinois needs is a Madigan lap dog in the governor’s office.

Illinois needs an independent reformer, but Chris Kennedy is just another Mike Madigan-first politician.

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Sources: Federal Election Commission, Illinois State Board of Election, Crain’s Chicago Business 11/2/2016, Chicago Tribune, 10/11/2016