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Chicago pro-business PAC doubles campaign war chest, spends on aldermanic races
Much of the PAC’s money so far has come from business interests, but the new donations include $200,000 from the laborers union, Holmes said.
The first spending will come in the 11th, 12th, 25th and 48th Wards, with digital ads, mailers or both to hit early next week.
Holmes wouldn’t say who will benefit, but it’s a good bet the group will endorse incumbent City Council members Nicole Lee, 11th, and Anabel Abarca, 12th, and work against Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 25th, a member of the council’s Socialist Caucus. Incumbent Ald. Harry Osterman is retiring in the 48th Ward, and there are signs the new PAC does not like one of those running to succeed him, Nick Ward, who is backed by Chicago Democratic Socialists of…