Q2 2022: Statewide and Amendment 1

The Governor’s Race: Billionaire Pileup  The battle between billionaires Ken Griffin and Dick Uihlein continued into the second quarter of 2022, with Uihlein’s choice Darren Bailey ultimately winning the Republican nomination with a healthy 57.7% of the vote. Billionaire-backed upstart…

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Four Campaign Cash Takeaways from the 2020 Elections

While a few local races remain uncalled and officials continue working to ensure that every vote is counted, this year’s election results have taken shape. Here are four key takeaways from this year’s contests. 1. Kenneth Griffin won big. Kenneth…

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Six Ways to Fix Illinois’ Self-Funding Loophole

One year after Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 2008 arrest on corruption charges, the Illinois General Assembly responded to calls for reform by establishing the state’s first campaign contribution limits. The law contained a caveat unique to Illinois: in any race with a so-called…

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