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Jason Plummer: GOP Lt. Gov Nominee's Family Cashed In With Lease To Party HQ

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The head of the Illinois Republican Party said he is standing behind the party's young lieutenant governor candidate in the wake of revelations that the candidate's family benefitted financially from a lease at a Downstate party headquarters.

Jason Plummer, 27, who won the GOP lieutenant governor nomination earlier this month, said the process by which the Madison County Republican Party leased space in a strip mall owned by a family business while he was the county party chairman was transparent.

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