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 PAC dedicated to keeping the U.S. Senate in Democratic control.

Kent Cooper of Political MoneyLine, who spotted the latest Eychaner contribution, reported that Eychaner, 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 November could 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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