RFI in the News

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. 

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