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Wealthy Candidates

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.

Wealthy Candidates: Plenty of Cash, Low on Charisma

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Chicago Sun-Times takes a look at why wealthy candidates have generally not found success in Illinois elections and the Chicago Tribune looks at the many homes of wealthy candidate Bruce Rauner.

Billionaire, Millionaire Candidates Run As Populist Outsiders In 2010 Midterm Elections

The New York Times | Damien Cave and Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Call it the Great Recession paradox. Even as voters express outrage at the insider culture of big bailouts and bonuses, their search for political sav...