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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

Dem Candidate Abruptly Drops Out Of Illinois Race

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Citing a neurological illness, Democratic congressional candidate Brad Harriman suddenly dropped out of the contest for the open seat in Illinois' 12t...

WATCH: Jason Plummer MOCKED By Jay Leno On 'Tonight Show'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few months back, Republican candidate for Illinois Lieutenant Governor Jason Plummer made a painfully awkward appearance on "Chicago Tonight." Whil...

WATCH: Plummer Strays From Running Mate Brady On Abortion Issue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After his painfully awkward appearance on "Chicago Tonight" in April, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Jason Plummer returned to the show ...

Still No Tax Returns, Jason? | CHICAGO ARGUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jason Plummer wants to be our next lieutenant governor. But the wealthy, first-time Republican candidate from Edwardsville seemed irritated when press...

Bill Brady: Sheila Simon An 'Attorney-Academician,' Doesn't Understand Private Sector

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady took his first shots at the new Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson reported M...

Bill Brady Voted For Law That Benefited His Real Estate Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An interview with Bill Brady in Sunday'sChicago Tribune revealed an apparent conflict of interest in a law that Brady voted for three times. The Repu...

Chicago LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another week, another crop of losers. From hockey to (what else) politics, there were losers all over the place this week. Though a missed goal might ...

GOP Lt. Governor Candidate Refuses To Release Tax Returns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor, announced one month ago that he wouldn't release his tax returns for media scrutiny, argui...

Quinn Budget Contains No Funding For Lieutenant Governor's Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The already bleak future of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in Illinois got a bit bleaker last week with Governor Pat Quinn's new budget announc...

Jason Plummer, Republican Lt. Gov. Nominee, Draws A Blank On 'Chicago Tonight' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The lieutenant governor's office in Illinois is not looking so hot. On the Democratic side, of course, there's the gaping hole on the ticket left by...

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Candidate Would Eliminate His Own Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a crazy season for Lieutenant Governors. In Illinois, just days after winning the Democratic primary for the office, Scott Lee Cohen was fo...

UPDATE: Bill Brady's Founding Fathers Gaffe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady's rush to the defense of Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee Jason Plummer was odd for a few reasons. First of all, Brady hasn't won hi...

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

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 t...

Life Support for Lieutenant Governor

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Most of lieutenant governors occupy an office equivalent to what former Vice President John Nance Garner once said equated in worth to little more than a "bucket of warm spit."

Did You Hear the One About the Illinois Primary...?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert J. Elisberg

Maybe now, people can get at least just the smallest sense of why people in Illinois knew that what Rod Blagojevich is alleged to have done was wrong, but didn't get too worked up by it.