RFI in the News

Dark money contributions ramp up during the final stretch of Chicago mayoral race

As Election Day looms, mayoral candidates exploit loopholes in Chicago’s campaign finance laws, hiding where their money is coming from while they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In a comment to the Chicago Tribune, RFI ED Alisa Kaplan noted, “It’s easy to blame candidates for taking advantage of all these ridiculous loopholes, but it’s important to remember that they operate in a ridiculous system. That system, which was built by the U.S. Supreme Court and our own weak campaign finance laws, creates tremendous pressure for candidates to one-up each other in an often-unethical money arms race.”

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