‘Data entry error’ in Tracy contribution to Senate candidate McMillan

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Bernard Schoenburg Political Writer @bschoenburg

Monday

Sep 17, 2018 at 5:28 PM
Sep 17, 2018 at 5:28 PM

A campaign finance report filed with the State Board of Elections by state Senate candidate Seth McMillan indicates he received a $1,000 donation from Don and Wanda Tracy of Springfield last week, but both Don Tracy and the campaign say the entry was mistaken.

Tracy said that as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board, he’s not allowed to contribute to candidates. But he said his wife is allowed to contribute.

“I told her to mark my name off” when she makes a contribution, he said. “If it’s showing my name, then it’s wrong.”

Patrick Pfingsten, consultant to McMillan, said the check was signed by Wanda Tracy and the form filed with The State Board of Elections showing the contribution from both Tracys was “a data entry error.” Pfingsten said a letter correcting the entry was being sent to the board.

McMillan is running against state Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, in the 48th Senate District in the Nov. 6 election.

Gov. Bruce Rauner named Tracy chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board in February 2015. Tracy said Monday he has followed the law in not contributing to candidates since that time.

“On the one hand, it saved me a lot of money,” Tracy said. “But on the other hand, I do miss going to fundraisers.”

Contact Bernard Schoenburg: bernard.schoenburg@sj-r.com, 788-1540, twitter.com/bschoenburg.

 

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via The State Journal

September 18, 2018 at 07:25AM

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