04/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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

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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