Any truth to Benson's charge against Johnston? Maybe.
In this post from a few days ago, I cited Bernie Schoenburg's column in the State Journal-Register which reported that challenger for 17th District Democractic State Central Committeeman Tom Benson had suggested that "most of the money raised by [current Committeeman Don] Johnston's 17th District organization is spent on JV Consulting, Johnston’s own direct-mail and advertising business."
The Moline Democratic Central Committee was burning the midnight oil and filed an ammended Semi-annual report at 2:35 AM this morning (a mere 4 hours ago as I write this) which can be viewed here.
The ammended report differs from the original only in that it no longer reports $225 going to Connie Mohr-Wright and $100 to JoAnne Lambrecht-Peck, which were perhaps improperly reported as expenditures for some reason.
Peeking at their 6 reported expenditures in the ammended report totalling $2,760.75, we find 4 of them went to JV (Johnston Veronda) Consulting for a total of $1,723.75 or 62.4% of their expenditures. (the remaining two went to the post office, $37 for stamps and $1000 for "mailing", whatever that is.)
I guess that qualifies as "most" of their money going to PV Consulting, at least in the case of the Moline Central Committee.