Chicago mega donor Eychaner gives $4 million to Dem SuperPac

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Chicago’s Fred Eychaner, one of the biggest Democratic donors in the nation, in March donated $4 million to the Senate Majority PAC, a super PACdedicated to keeping the U.S. Senate in Democratic control.

Kent Cooper of Political MoneyLine, who spotted the latest Eychaner contribution,reported thatEychaner, chairman of Newsweb Corporation, in the 2011-2012 election cycle gave $14,050,000 to Democratic super PACs.

The Senate Majority PAC is not bound by federal campaign caps that bind individidual donors. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., up for re-election in Novembercould be the beneficiary of Senate Majority PAC spending in Illinois if he needs it–but that would mean GOP nominee Jim Oberweis would seem to pose more of a threat than he does now or if Republican Super PACS swoop in and start attacking Durbin.

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