Friday, March 12, 2010

Exclusive: Giannoulias Fundraiser a Bust

Hot Tip: Alexi Giannoulias had a luncheon fundraiser today and "nobody was buying tickets." The Giannoulias camp was frantic. I get this from a trusted source. Alexi's own mother was working the phones just to get live bodies there, even waiving the ticket price, because a tiny crowd would look bad. DEVELOPING... Hot Tip: Insiders are telling me that Giannoulias is considering pulling out of the U.S. Senate race against Mark Kirk. Meanwhile, Blake Dvorak reports that "The Kirk campaign is continuing its assault on Giannoulias following yesterday's arrest of the owners of Boston Blackies for check-kiting allegations, which involved Broadway Bank. The owner, Nick Giannis, has also contributed around $115,000 to Giannoulias over the years. Turns out, however, as the Kirk campaign is circulating, that Giannis already had a felony conviction back in 1996 for firearm possession." Full article at ChicagoNow... RELATED: Alexi Giannoulias Gives Tainted Money To Charity: Boston Blackie's Owner ... Giannoulias donor caught running for the border Kirk: Giannoulias' Association w/Criminals Continues Blago: Rahm Could Replace Giannoulias in Senate Race... Alexi Giannoulias, dead man walking? Giannoulias' Broadway Bank About to Fail Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed