Lawmakers’ donations to Speaker Welch’s wife’s judicial campaign draw comparisons to Madigan
“There is very possibly totally innocent explanations,” Kaplan said. “The difference here is you basically have a boss-employee relationship between the Speaker and his members. So how would you feel if your boss asked you money for his wife’s campaign? You would feel a lot of pressure to hand over that money, and that creates a complicated relationship.”
RFI ED Alisa Kaplan spoke with WTTW about an influx of cash from lawmakers to Speaker Welch’s wife, ShawnTe Raines-Welch, in her campaign for a Cook County subcircuit seat.