Illinois GOP Governor Caught in Skeevy Scandal

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Illinois GOP Governor Caught in Skeevy Scandal

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CHICAGO — It isn’t easy to stun political insiders in a city with a rich history of corruption. Here, cash bribes are stuffed in brown paper bags, a long line of aldermen have gone to prison and a city council member was once famously caught on a wiretap proclaiming: “most aldermen, most politicians are hos.”

But an incident at a Sunday church service involving the governor and a mayoral candidate may have just done it.

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner, who’s campaigning as an anti-corruption crusader, today found himself fending off attacks on his own ethics after attending an event where a political ally handed out $300,000 in cash.

 

The cash giveaway happened after the Republican governor spoke to a church on Chicago’s South Side on Sunday along with Willie Wilson, a onetime presidential candidate and 2019 challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

 

Both Rauner and Wilson, political allies, addressed the congregation with the governor stating:

 

“We’re honored to help you pay your property taxes. Happy to do it.” It was a reference, his campaign later explained, to Rauner’s work with Wilson’s private foundation.

Wilson then stood inside the church holding stacks of cash and handed out bills to passersby.

 

Wilson told POLITICO that the money was from his foundation — and that $100,000 of it came from Rauner himself.

 

Source - https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/23/illinois-governor-rauner-cash-giveaway-736244

 

 

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