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Mind-blowing money ushers in eternal Illinois campaign season

Jan 15, 2017

In the era of Bruce Rauner, the Illinois campaign season has become an eternal cycle, with completion of one election serving as the starting line for the next.

We got hints of this when Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, seven weeks after his victory over Pat Quinn in 2014, put $10 million of his own money into his campaign fund on New Year’s Eve. (Actually, the full deposit was $20 million, with Rauner’s contribution matched by another $10 million from billionaire Ken Griffin.)

In summer 2015, well over a year before the next election, Rauner launched a campaign-style ad attack on…

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