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Money Doesn't Necessarily Lead to Votes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With news that GOP candidate Bruce Rauner donated $1 million more to his own campaign fund, making it now $6 million he has donated to his own campaign through this election cycle so far, we decided to take a look at five previous candidates in Illinois who attempted to run for office and were all very wealthy.

Money Can't Always Buy Success

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.07.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois has never seen a candidate with wealth on Rauner's scale, but wealthy candidates in general have struggled in recent years

Emanuel: Not Automatic

David Brent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Brent

Despite the hoopla, when all is said and done, it is unlikely that the legal battles surrounding Emanuel's candidacy will have much of an affect on the campaign's outcome.

Blair Hull, Former Obama Senate Rival, Sought Seat Again From Blago

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Multimillionaire Chicago trader Blair Hull wanted to be a U.S. senator so badly that he spent more than $24 million of his personal fortune in 2004, b...

Feds Questioning Alderman Mell's Paid Work For Blair Hull's 2004 Senate Bid Done Through Burris Associate

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO, DAVE MCKINNEY, TIM NOVAK AND NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was widely known that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's father-in-law, Ald. Richard Mell (33rd), was supporting wealthy businessman Blair Hull in the U...

Blagojevich's Calendar Confirms Meetings Referenced In Criminal Complaint

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich's official calendar shows he met with a top union official in his Chicago office the day before Barack ...