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Meet Illinois' "It could be worse" bipartisan campaign donor class

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By LGIS News Service | Aug 23, 2018

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Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Democrat Mayor Rahm Emanuel share more than 320 of the same campaign donors. | Scapi Magazine

Some 323 campaign donors to Democrat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have also given to his friend-turned-nemesis, Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, according to an analysis of Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) records by Chicago City Wire.

The list features some of Chicago's wealthiest families, and most politically connected individuals and companies, including lawyers, traders, asset managers and real estate developers.

Partners at Chicago-based law firm Kirkland & Ellis feature most prominently, with the list including 27 partners reporting a collective $946,975 in donations to Emanuel and Rauner.

Leading the list-- firm Chairman Jeffrey C. Hammes of Glencoe, and his wife, Linda, who have given Rauner $60,000 and Emanuel $140,800.

Hammes, who ISBE records show voted in the 2014 Republican primary and the 2012 Democrat one, recently bought a $15 million home in Beverly Hills, Calif, according to published reports.

Kirkland partner Matthew Steinmetz of Lincoln Park gave Rauner $50,300 and Emanuel $60,400, ISBE records show.

Steinmetz, a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, "focuses primarily on leveraged buyouts of public and private companies, as well as recaps and joint ventures," per his corporate biography.

Other $50,000-plus Kirkland donors are Ted Zook of Winnetka ($35,300 to Rauner/$41,400 to Emanuel); Patrick Nash of Lincoln Park ($10,000/$70,400); Richard Campbell of Glenview ($55,300/$25,000); and James Sprayregen ($20,000/$70,400), Jack Levin ($75,000/$40,500) and Stephen Ritchie ($50,000/$51,000) of Glencoe.

Other notable donors to Emanuel and Rauner include:

Citadel CEO and founder Ken Griffin, who is Illinois' richest resident with a reported net worth of $8.5 billion. He has been Rauner's biggest backer, giving his campaign more than $36 million. Griffin has given Emanuel $330,300.

Private equity investor Donald Edwards of Lincoln Park and his wife, Anne. They have given Rauner $360,600 and Emanuel $445,400.

Edwards worked with Rauner at GTCR from 1994 to 2005.

Seven members of the Crown family, including Henry Crown; company Chairman Lester Crown; and two of his sons, company President James Crown ($30,300 to Rauner/$156,800 to Emanuel) and A. Steven Crown ($30,000/$60,000).

Groupon Founder Eric Lefkofsky of Glencoe and his wife, Liz, have given Rauner $135,600 and Emanuel $271,600.

Private equity investor Byron Trott of Winnetka, once called Warren Buffett's favorite banker when he ran Chicago's Goldman Sachs office, has given Rauner $130,300 and Emanuel $66,800. His former boss, one-time Goldman CEO and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson of Barrington also made the list, giving Rauner $80,300 and Emanuel $70,200.

Former Exelon Chairman and CEO John Rowe of Chicago has given Rauner $65,300 and Emanuel $56,800. Current Exelon CEO Chris Crane of St. Charles, his wife Amy and Exelon company public affairs executive William Von Hoene also gave to both Rauner and Emanuel.

Chicago White Sox and Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf of Chicago has given Rauner $58,000 and Emanuel $77,500.

Morningstar founder and CEO Joseph Mansueto of Chicago has given Rauner $205,300 and Emanuel $200,000.

Apple Vacations CEO Timothy Mullen of Chicago has given Rauner $15,300 and Emanuel $215,900.

David Helfand, co-president of Sam Zell's Equity Group Investments, gave Rauner $55,300 and Emanuel $135,300.

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323 Illinois campaign donors have backed Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Rahm Emanuel. Who are they?

NameHometownRauner totalRahm totalGrand total
Kenneth GriffinChicago$36,005,000$330,300$36,335,300
Donald EdwardsChicago$305,300$310,700$616,000
Joe MansuetoChicago$205,300$200,000$405,300
Eric LefkofskyGlencoe$130,300$260,700$391,000
Glen TullmanWilmette$280,300$10,900$291,200
Kent DautenNorthfield$280,300$10,900$291,200
Timothy MullenChicago$15,300$215,900$231,200
Byron TrottWinnetka$130,300$66,800$197,100
Anne EdwardsChicago$55,300$135,700$191,000
David HelfandChicago$55,300$135,300$190,600
Melvin BerlinChicago$55,000$135,300$190,300
James CrownChicago$30,300$156,800$187,100
Jeffrey HammesBourbonnais$55,000$130,400$185,400
Donald WilsonChicago$20,433$160,700$181,133
Gary BrinsonChicago$100,000$80,700$180,700
Sidney HermanChicago$15,300$155,600$170,900
Henry PaulsonChicago$80,300$70,200$150,500
Jerry ReinsdorfChicago$58,000$77,500$135,500
Kenneth BrodyChicago$50,000$72,800$122,800
John RoweChicago$65,300$56,800$122,100
Stephen MalkinGlencoe$5,000$115,700$120,700
Matthew SteinmetzChicago$50,300$60,400$110,700
Anne GriffinChicago$5,000$105,300$110,300
A. Steven CrownWinnetka$30,300$60,300$90,600
James SprayregenGlencoe$20,000$70,400$90,400
Benjamin ChereskinChicago$80,300$10,000$90,300
Lester CrownChicago$30,300$55,300$85,600
Richard PortilloOak Brook$80,000$1,000$81,000
Patrick NashChicago$10,000$70,400$80,400
Patrick RyanWinnetka$55,300$25,000$80,300
Richard CampbellGlenview$55,300$25,000$80,300
James KingNorthbrook$55,300$25,000$80,300
Stephen SmithChicago$55,300$25,000$80,300
Samuel SkinnerWinnetka$55,300$25,000$80,300
Brian DoyleChicago$55,300$25,000$80,300
Martin KoldykeChicago$18,300$61,800$80,100
Ernie SemerskyLake Forest$70,000$10,000$80,000
David BunningLake Forest$2,500$74,300$76,800
Ted ZookWinnetka$35,300$41,400$76,700
John BuckChicago$5,300$70,300$75,600
Ilan ShalitChicago$1,000$66,600$67,600
Jeffrey HecktmanHighland Park$5,000$60,900$65,900
Avy SteinGlencoe$25,250$40,000$65,250
Gerald BeesonOrland Park$60,000$5,000$65,000
Louis KenterWinnetka$57,800$5,000$62,800
Richard SandorChicago$15,300$46,500$61,800
Matthew HulsizerChicago$5,300$55,300$60,600
Henry FeinbergChicago$5,300$55,000$60,300
Hersch KlaffGlencoe$5,000$55,000$60,000
James AbramsHighland Park$700$55,000$55,700
Richard RobbChicago$25,000$30,300$55,300
Michael KrasnyHighland Park$25,000$30,300$55,300
John HarrisChicago$27,500$22,800$50,300
William SmithburgChicago$33,500$12,000$45,500
Robert JudelsonChicago$15,000$30,300$45,300
Richard EldenChicago$10,000$35,300$45,300
Lee ShapiroWilmette$40,300$5,000$45,300
Michael PolskyChicago$5,000$38,100$43,100
Morris SilvermanWinnetka$40,300$2,500$42,800
William OsbornWinnetka$25,300$17,300$42,600
Steven MoloChicago

$2,000$40,000$42,000
Jeffrey SilvermanChicago$30,800$5,000$35,800
David KahnweilerWinnetka$30,300$5,000$35,300
Tina TrottWinnetka$5,000$30,300$35,300
James GrayGlencoe$10,000$25,000$35,000
Kevin BrownKenilworth$7,000$25,900$32,900
Stephen BrewsterLake Forest$350$31,800$32,150
Jeffrey AroninNorthbrook$1,000$30,600$31,600
Howard TrienensGlencoe$1,000$30,300$31,300
Diane OberhelmanEdwards$25,000$5,300$30,300
Adam HoeflichChicago$10,250$20,000$30,250
Marc LevineHouston$25,000$5,000$30,000
Alan WarmsChicago$5,000$25,000$30,000
Keith JaffeeLake Forest$5,000$25,000$30,000
Stephen RitchieGlencoe$12,500$17,000$29,500
Jay StieberProspect Heights$10,000$19,100$29,100
Richard WeinbergChicago$12,500$15,300$27,800
Adam CooperChicago$20,000$7,800$27,800
John LewisWinnetka$22,300$5,300$27,600
Richard PorterChicago$17,000$10,000$27,000
Patrick McgarveyChicago$350$26,500$26,850
James DennyBixby$25,300$1,000$26,300
Larry BardenGlencoe$25,300$1,000$26,300
James LiautaudChicago$1,000$25,300$26,300
Kenneth ViellieuWinnetka$25,300$1,000$26,300
Jack LevinWinnetka$12,500$13,500$26,000
Jon BallisDeerfield$7,500$18,000$25,500
Gregory MutzChicago$20,300$5,000$25,300
Christopher SegalGlencoe$20,300$5,000$25,300
Kevin EvanichWinnetka$15,000$10,000$25,000
Kevin KroegerWinnetka$2,000$22,800$24,800
Jay KrehbielChicago$17,800$6,000$23,800
Debra CafaroWinnetka$6,500$16,800$23,300
David SmallHighland Park$350$22,400$22,750
Reed OslanGlencoe$7,500$14,500$22,000
Patricia CoxChicago$3,500$18,500$22,000
John BucksbaumChicago$5,000$16,400$21,400
David RuttenbergChicago$500$20,000$20,500
Steven MillerGlencoe$15,300$5,000$20,300
Margaret HermanChicago$10,300$10,000$20,300
Leslie HindmanChicago$15,000$3,500$18,500
Bruce EttelsonGlencoe$2,500$15,600$18,100
Norman BobinsChicago$10,300$7,300$17,600
Dietrich GrossWilmette$15,050$2,500$17,550
Keith ShapiroHighland Park$11,000$6,000$17,000
Douglas GessnerChicago$5,000$12,000$17,000
Andrew AlexanderChicago$10,000$6,500$16,500
Jeffery SeifmanChicago$7,500$8,875$16,375
Elizabeth WhiteChicago$11,000$5,300$16,300
Paula CrownChicago$5,300$10,900$16,200
Renee CrownWilmette$5,300$10,900$16,200
Elizabeth LefkofskyGlencoe$5,300$10,900$16,200
Christopher CraneChicago$5,300$10,700$16,000
Taylor O'MalleyArlington Heights$11,000$5,000$16,000
Lee MillerChicago$2,500$13,200$15,700
Gordon SegalWinnetka$10,500$5,000$15,500
Linda HammesGlencoe$5,000$10,400$15,400
Cynthia ChereskinChicago$5,300$10,000$15,300
Steven FifieldChicago$3,500$11,500$15,000
Eric WasowiczPalatine$10,000$5,000$15,000
Dennis MyersChicago$8,800$6,000$14,800
Steven NapolitanoChicago$10,600$4,000$14,600
Mark CozziChicago$3,888$10,000$13,888
Mary IttelsonChicago$3,500$10,300$13,800
Sara StarChicago$2,500$10,900$13,400
Stephen BloomClarendon Hills$12,300$1,000$13,300
Amy CraneSt. Charles$5,300$7,900$13,200
William KrehbielChicago$1,000$12,000$13,000
Robert WilsonWinnetka$5,000$8,000$13,000
Craig DonohueNorthbrook$5,300$7,600$12,900
Matthew AndresenChicago$10,300$2,500$12,800
Jeffrey LevoffChicago$1,500$11,300$12,800
John KrehbielLake Forest$7,500$5,000$12,500
Fred SchusterEdwardsville$1,000$11,300$12,300
Larry HochbergHighland Park$7,000$5,000$12,000
Donald FunkChicago$6,300$5,300$11,600
Karen KrehbielChicago$1,500$10,000$11,500
Gerald NowakChicago$10,300$1,000$11,300
Edward SmithLake Forest$1,250$10,000$11,250
Deborah QuazzoChicago$6,000$5,000$11,000
Mark FennellEvanston$5,000$6,000$11,000
David CrumbaughChicago$6,000$5,000$11,000
Jack GreenbergHighland Park$5,300$5,600$10,900
Donna GreenbergHighland Park$5,300$5,600$10,900
Nancy CrownChicago$5,300$5,300$10,600
Laurie WilsonChicago$5,300$5,300$10,600
Patricia TullmanWilmette$5,300$5,300$10,600
Daniel RosenthalChicago$5,300$5,300$10,600
Patricia KoldykeChicago$5,300$5,300$10,600
John GeorgeChicago$3,000$7,500$10,500
Robert WislowChicago$500$10,000$10,500
Paul WoodLake Forest$5,000$5,300$10,300
Lynne WeinbergWinnetka$5,300$5,000$10,300
Brian ClochRiverwoods$5,000$5,000$10,000
Paul KepesChicago$5,000$5,000$10,000
John GreenbergChicago$5,000$5,000$10,000
Paul BurtLake Forest$5,000$5,000$10,000
Leonard SiegalChicago$5,000$5,000$10,000
Howard FriendGlencoe$2,500$7,500$10,000
James DonnelleyChicago$2,500$7,400$9,900
Jennifer WilsonChicago$1,000$8,800$9,800
Jeffrey BrincatWaukegan$7,300$2,500$9,800
Elizabeth CusackChicago$4,500$5,300$9,800
Bradley ClarkeGlen Ellyn$2,500$7,200$9,700
Eszter BorvendegChicago$4,500$5,000$9,500
Shelly HirschtrittWilmette$5,000$4,500$9,500
Michael PaleyDeerfield$2,500$7,000$9,500
Philip EnquistWinnetka$3,250$5,300$8,550
Joseph DohertyChicago$2,000$6,500$8,500
Michael SchulsonChicago$2,000$6,500$8,500
Caryn HarrisChicago$7,500$1,000$8,500
Virginia BobinsChicago$2,500$5,600$8,100
William VonhoeneChicago$6,000$2,000$8,000
Eric NixonSkokie$3,000$5,000$8,000
Scott GendellGlencoe$2,000$6,000$8,000
Mary CozziBloomingdale$4,000$4,000$8,000
Andrew HochbergHighland Park$500$7,500$8,000
Michael HughesOakbrook$2,500$5,300$7,800
William FausoneWilmette$1,500$6,000$7,500
Jae ChangLake Forest$2,500$5,000$7,500
Brian VanklompenbergChicago$2,500$5,000$7,500
Joel RubinChicago$2,000$5,300$7,300
Gary KachadurianHinsdale$5,300$2,000$7,300
Margaret LombardoChicago$500$6,600$7,100
Manuel SanchezLisle$2,000$5,000$7,000
Sachin BhaleraoGlen Ellyn$5,000$2,000$7,000
Henry BerghoefChicago$6,000$1,000$7,000
Scott HumphreyGlencoe$6,000$1,000$7,000
James BeardDeerfield$1,000$6,000$7,000
Margaret GibsonWinnetka$5,000$2,000$7,000
Robert JaffeeNorthbrook$1,750$5,000$6,750
Thomas WoodrowWilmette$5,750$1,000$6,750
David SulaskiChicago$1,500$5,000$6,500
Robert HaywardNorthfield$1,500$5,000$6,500
Gary RosenbaumDeerfield$1,500$5,000$6,500
Cary KochmanWilmette$5,000$1,500$6,500
David NeithercutChicago$1,000$5,300$6,300
Ronald KahnChicago$5,300$1,000$6,300
Elizabeth LouisChicago$5,300$1,000$6,300
Chris KallosChicago$200$6,000$6,200
Steven MccormickChicago$500$5,600$6,100
Tyrone FahnerChicago$1,000$5,000$6,000
Gregory Van SchaackWinnetka$1,000$5,000$6,000
Edward TillyBarrington$1,500$4,500$6,000
Christopher GreenoNaperville$1,000$5,000$6,000
Todd MaynesSt. Charles$5,000$1,000$6,000
Michael TimmersChicago$5,000$1,000$6,000
Mark SchwartzGlencoe$5,000$1,000$6,000
Harve FerrillChicago$2,000$4,000$6,000
Christopher LorenzenChicago$2,500$3,500$6,000
Stephen SchwartzDeerfield$500$5,500$6,000
Kenneth RaskinChicago$500$5,370$5,870
Craige StoutWilmette$5,300$500$5,800
Dennis CullotonChicago$500$5,000$5,500
Michael BruniLagrange$500$5,000$5,500
Brayton AlleyLake Forest$5,000$500$5,500
Mark GoldChicago$2,500$3,000$5,500
Steven LefarBuffalo Grove$500$5,000$5,500
Timothy StallkampChicago$5,000$500$5,500
Jeremiah JamesWinnetka$500$5,000$5,500
Peter LiebermanChicago$3,000$2,500$5,500
Lori LaserGlencoe$350$5,000$5,350
Michael AllaraNaperville$250$5,000$5,250
Yannis ArbisPark Ridge$250$5,000$5,250
Todd RickettsChicago$2,500$2,500$5,000
Terry DiamondChicago$1,500$3,500$5,000
Leland HutchinsonChicago$2,500$2,000$4,500
Mark GoodeNorthbrook$2,750$1,500$4,250
Richard ChesleyWinnetka$1,500$2,500$4,000
Anup SathyLombard$1,500$2,500$4,000
Jesse CrizDeerfield$1,000$2,850$3,850
Barack EcholsFlossmoor$2,600$1,000$3,600
Kenneth KorandaNaperville$1,500$2,000$3,500
Ralph MandellRiver Forest$2,500$1,000$3,500
John KeenanBarrington$1,000$2,500$3,500
Phyllis LockettChicago$500$3,000$3,500
Andrea KottChicago$1,500$2,000$3,500
Michael NemeroffChicago$2,500$1,000$3,500
Benjamin LonderganSouth Barrington$1,000$2,500$3,500
Scott GoodmanHighland Park$2,500$1,000$3,500
James MontanaChicago$2,500$500$3,000
Andrew SalkChicago$1,000$2,000$3,000
John JaegerClarendon Hills$1,000$2,000$3,000
William FarrowEvanston$2,000$1,000$3,000
Alan GeorgeWilmette$1,000$2,000$3,000
Ellen CostelloChicago$2,000$1,000$3,000
Maria SmithburgChicago$2,000$1,000$3,000
Robert MarjanWheaton$750$2,000$2,750
William RudnickChicago$500$2,250$2,750
Scott GlicksonDeerfield$250$2,500$2,750
Jack BergerChicago$700$2,000$2,700
Sean KramerChicago$200$2,500$2,700
Thomas O'TooleWilmette$500$2,000$2,500
Paul BerlinChicago$500$2,000$2,500
Rachel CantorChicago$1,000$1,500$2,500
Peter LehmanChicago$500$2,000$2,500
Richard BindlerGlencoe$500$2,000$2,500
Sandeep DayalChicago$1,500$1,000$2,500
Timothy FriedmanChicago$500$2,000$2,500
Michael CreadonChicago$1,350$1,000$2,350
Thomas KerwinChicago$250$2,000$2,250
Keith GoldsteinChicago$1,082$1,000$2,082
Anthony NimmoChicago$1,500$500$2,000
Peter LawlerWilmette$500$1,500$2,000
Donald AllenHighland Park$1,000$1,000$2,000
Colby LambersonChicago$1,000$1,000$2,000
Stephen EisenWinnetka$1,000$1,000$2,000
Lise SpacapanHinsdale$1,000$1,000$2,000
Robert LeducCrystal Lake$1,000$1,000$2,000
Lee SmolenHighland Park$1,000$1,000$2,000
Herbert WanderHighland Park$1,000$1,000$2,000
Robert BudayChicago$1,000$1,000$2,000
Nick KavourisFrankfort$1,000$1,000$2,000
Gregory KolinskiOrland Park$1,000$1,000$2,000
Edward ProvostEvanston$1,000$1,000$2,000
Lyndon TaylorChicago$250$1,750$2,000
Daniel PerperHighland Park$1,000$1,000$2,000
Sharen BermanChicago$250$1,500$1,750
Basil GodellasChicago$250$1,500$1,750
Walker JohnsonChicago$700$1,000$1,700
Allen GinsburgChicago$200$1,500$1,700
Bart MurphyWheaton$1,000$600$1,600
Richard SchnurrNorthbrook$1,000$575$1,575
Dean LeffelmanSugar Grove$1,000$500$1,500
Francis CiteraChicago$500$1,000$1,500
Chris AbbinanteNaperville$1,000$500$1,500
James WoldenbergHighland Park$1,000$500$1,500
Ryan SullivanClarendon Hills$1,000$500$1,500
Philip SlocumWheaton$1,000$500$1,500
Todd MazurChicago$500$1,000$1,500
Adam BergsteinChicago$500$1,000$1,500
Kip KelleyChicago$500$1,000$1,500
James RoweChicago$500$1,000$1,500
Hans PuschChicago$500$1,000$1,500
Richard JohnstonGlen Ellyn$1,000$500$1,500
David GolderWinnetka$1,000$500$1,500
Nancy PetermanChicago$500$1,000$1,500
David HightLagrange$1,000$250$1,250
Ian DiamondGlenview$250$1,000$1,250
John SmartWinnetka$950$250$1,200
Ameer AhmadChicago$500$500$1,000
Brett AugustChicago$500$500$1,000
Michael KarpelesRiverwoods$500$500$1,000
Scott BeckerGlencoe$250$750$1,000
Phil NealChicago$500$500$1,000
David EpsteinChicago$500$500$1,000
Timothy BrinkWheaton$500$500$1,000
Michael RothElmhurst$500$500$1,000
Paul MortonHighland Park$500$500$1,000
Alan GreenfieldDeerfield$500$500$1,000
Mark GalisNaperville$500$500$1,000
Chad StrikerChicago$500$500$1,000
Richard DeesChicago$500$500$1,000
Boguslaw BosakPark Ridge$250$500$750
Ross HemphillSt. Charles$250$500$750
Robert LundHighland Park$500$250$750
Eric FraitNaperville$500$250$750
Cheryl SturmChicago$500$250$750
Sandra LundHighland Park$500$250$750
Bruce AginHighland Park$500$200$700
Mark LillieWheaton$250$250$500
Jeffery KovarskyDeerfield$250$250$500
Timothy ChorvatGlenview$250$150$400

Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

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