Proft, Tillman Attempt To Get Negative Story Killed

Recently, Illinois political grunt Dan Proft and John Tillman of Illinois Policy Institute attempted to get a story killed by contacting the publication.

The story, “Rahm’s top donors buying up Illinois GOP” discusses the so-called “Republican” donors that have been part of Rahm Emanuel’s inner circle. These same donors have given thousands of dollars  (at the same time) to Republicans and Democrats like Emanuel, Barack Obama, and Rod Blagojevich.

Now they are paying off the Illinois GOP and people like Proft and Tillman.

The negative story apparently upset Proft and Tillman.

But facts are facts.

The editor of the publication explained to them firmly: Unless you can prove that the information in the article is not true, the story stands.

And stand it does.

Read the article that Proft and Tillman were so upset about: “Rahm’s top donors buying up Illinois GOP”

ELECTION 2012: LIBERTY PRINCIPLES PAC RUSHES TO AID PRO-ABORTION CANDIDATE

After pledging not to help pro-abortion candidates, Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC gives $40K to help Arie Friedman, who admitted in September he was “pro-choice.”

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/09/republican-friedman-hoists-pro-choice-banner-sets-off-firestorm-in-29th-senate-district.html

(Source: Illinois State Board of Elections)

FLASHBACK: Proft’s Pro-Abortion History

READ MORE: Proft helps pro-abortion candidates get elected:  http://www.examiner.com/article/illinois-gop-candidates-who-are-weak-on-abortion

(Source: Examiner)

CICERO THUGS UP FOR ELECTION NEXT YEAR:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-09-25/news/0809242317_1_town-pacts-school-districts

(Google: Larry Dominick, Cicero, Dan Proft, Craig and Jeff Pesek)

PRO-RAHM DONORS SITTING ON “TWO PARTY SYSTEM PAC.” Ken and Anne Griffin – top donors to Rahm Emanuel – who have been seeding the Illinois GOP and “conservative” groups with money are sitting on a PAC called Two Party System PAC. Could they be any more obvious?

(Source: Illinois State Board of Elections)

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POWELL ENDORSES OBAMA AGAIN, CBS FORGETS TO ASK HIM ABOUT BENGHAZI

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OBAMA TELLS ROLLING STONE: ROMNEY’S A ‘BULLS***TER’

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COMING SOON: THE FULL HALF-HOUR TV EPISODE OF WILLIAM J. KELLY’S INTERVIEW WITH DINESH D’SOUZA FOR “AMERICA’S INSTANT TOWNHALL”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Rahm Backers Buying Influence in Illinois GOP

Chicago, Illinois, October 2, 2012An  article in Monday’s Chicago Tribune  reaffirmed a well-known political reality:  the Illinois Republican Party is for sale. The new buyers? Top contributors and advisers to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. In fact, Rahm’s donors have paid the down payment and the mortgage has already been drawn up.

But this is no ordinary mortgage: this is a political mortgage for the soul of a party and a movement.  

Isn’t that just what the doctor ordered in Illinois – a state party controlled by President Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff and his wealthy donors? Illinois conservative and tea party leaders must be thrilled.

This summer, Emanuel earned a not-so-special place in the hearts of pro-family voters after he tried to block the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain’s city expansion after CEO Dan Cathy made statements in support of traditional marriage.

So what is behind this latest move to control the Illinois Republican Party and so-called conservative organizations?

In his report, Tribune reporter Rick Pearson describes how cheap Illinois Republican Party assets are being snapped up by “Republican” hedge fund managers.

But who are these “Republican” hedge fund managers really?

One of them is Anne Dias-Griffin, a former executive with George Soros Fund Management. The socialist billionaire Soros isn’t exactly known for his conservative philanthropy.

Her husband, Ken Griffin bundled more than $221,000 for Barack Obama after a visit to Griffin’s Chicago-based headquarters. Both contributed $200,000 to Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral campaign in 2010.

In early 2011, the Griffins began funneling tens of thousands of dollars to downstate organizations in Illinois, which then, in turn, gave the money to the Illinois Republican Party. The funds were unreported until conservative bloggers and members of the Illinois media began asking questions.

Chump change for wielding influence and power.

A search of the Illinois State Board of Election website reveals the Soros-linked Griffins also have been seeding political groups linked to the “right-leaning” Illinois Policy Institute, including the Illinois Opportunity Project and Liberty PAC, controlled by Dan Proft. Proft has deeply troubling money ties to Cicero’s Larry Dominick and Craig and Jeff Pesek, who control the Morton Grove school district.

The Peseks were caught on FBI surveillance tape in 2007 discussing a mob-ordered bombing of a Cicero business with their drug-dealer business partner.

Liberty PAC  supported Democrat or unknown candidates over conservative choices in the recent March primary.

The Illinois Policy Institute has had troubles of its own.

Conservative values much?

Another Republican money manager who is suddenly snapping up Illinois conservative assets is hedge fund manager Bruce Rauner, who is considering a GOP run for Illinois governor. Rauner’s firm’s purchase of SecurityLink from SBC Ameritech was one of the first big deals Rahm Emanuel put together after his sudden conversion to investment banker in the 1990s.  Emanuel had no previous investment experience. Rauner was placed by Emanuel on the board of World Business Chicago and currently serves as his advisor.

So what explains this flow of Democrat-linked money managers dabbling in Republican politics?

The answer is one that has plagued Illinois politics for decades: The Combine.

Former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald coined the term more than a decade ago to describe that “Illinois political class that’s not committed to any party, that simply want to make money off the taxpayers.” In the 1990s, Fitzgerald fought the Combine and the Combine drove him out of Illinois. (Fitzgerald had his revenge: He was successful in getting Patrick Fitzgerald (no relation) appointed U.S. Attorney).

But now this next generation of “Combine” leaders is a bigger threat than ever before.

Will Illinois Republican and conservative leaders stand-up and cry foul? Will contributors finally be held to account for attempted influence-peddling in both political parties?

In other words, do values and principles still matter?

Illinois Republican and conservative voters will have a choice in November and beyond: What kind of Republican Party do you want?

The future of the Republican Party in Illinois just might depend on the answer.

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READ ABOUT SEN. PETER FITZGERALD AND THE COMBINE

TRIBUNE COLUMNIST JOHN KASS TALKS ABOUT THE COMBINE

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