Some prominent Illinois Democrats are cracking jokes at the expense of Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias (D). 

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) made light of the financial problems at the Giannoulias family-owned Broadway Bank during a conversation with reporters Wednesday.

"I'm glad I don't have any deposits there," Madigan said, after being asked if he thought the bank's problems would hurt Giannoulias in the general.

The powerful Democrat, whose daughter was considered a potential Senate candidate, was quick to note he's still supporting Giannoulias.

"I'm supporting all the Democratic candidates," Madigan told the Chicago Tribune. "(Giannoulias) has been a successful candidate in the past. You'll recall he won a contested primary when he was elected as the treasurer."