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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2014, 07:14:43 am »
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Before everyone gets too excited, the article points out that it is the donors under investigation, not the campaign. The law prohibits private managers of state funds from donating to the officials who make appointments to the boards that oversee the funds. If a donor had active involvement in the part of their company that manages the fund then there is a violation.

It's not a violation for the candidate, since a candidate once informed of the illegal source can return the donation. Blago's crime was that he solicited donations with a clear intent to perform an official act in exchange for those donations.
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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2014, 02:14:54 pm »
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Before everyone gets too excited, the article points out that it is the donors under investigation, not the campaign. The law prohibits private managers of state funds from donating to the officials who make appointments to the boards that oversee the funds. If a donor had active involvement in the part of their company that manages the fund then there is a violation.

It's not a violation for the candidate, since a candidate once informed of the illegal source can return the donation. Blago's crime was that he solicited donations with a clear intent to perform an official act in exchange for those donations.

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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2014, 02:28:41 pm »
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Before everyone gets too excited, the article points out that it is the donors under investigation, not the campaign. The law prohibits private managers of state funds from donating to the officials who make appointments to the boards that oversee the funds. If a donor had active involvement in the part of their company that manages the fund then there is a violation.

It's not a violation for the candidate, since a candidate once informed of the illegal source can return the donation. Blago's crime was that he solicited donations with a clear intent to perform an official act in exchange for those donations.

That clarifies that.

I also think it's harder to hit a campaign with campaign finance related legal issues, if there is no intent to break the law. Usually it's just returned donations and a-ok.

Governor - elect Rauner should however have a top notch legal representative in place, because Illinois Democrats will try to pretty much nail him for anything he does. I hope this isn't representative of shoddy campaign practices that follow him into the governor's mansion.
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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2014, 05:26:23 pm »
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A possibly corrupt Illinois governor? NO WAY. That never happens. It's one of the few bipartisan things that they do well in the Land of Lincoln...
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« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2014, 09:09:02 am »
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I have a feeling Rauner will be the Chris Christie of Illinois; a GOP governor in a liberal state that infuriates both liberals and conservatives with his pragmatism.  Because of that, they see him as a threat and will do whatever they can to destroy his reputation, even before he becomes governor.
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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2014, 09:34:03 am »
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I have a feeling Rauner will be the Chris Christie of Illinois; a GOP governor in a liberal state that infuriates both liberals and conservatives with his pragmatism.  Because of that, they see him as a threat and will do whatever they can to destroy his reputation, even before he becomes governor.

A few things:

1. Christie doesn't need anyone else's help destroying his reputation, his corruption, obnoxiousness, and general awfulness have more than done the trick.

2. Christie wasn't the victim of some sort of vast left-wing conspiracy, no matter how much you wish it were the case.

3. The idea that either the New Jersey Democratic or Republican Party establishment saw Christie as an enemy, let alone a major threat is beyond laughable.  In New Jersey, the party bosses on both sides have one concern and that is "can I make money working with you."  Christie was corrupt enough that the answer was a resounding "yes!"  As a result, most major elements of the New Jersey Democratic establishment either stayed neutral in 2013 or actively worked to get Christie re-elected from behind the scenes (much as the New York Republican establishment did for Cuomo in 2014).  There's a reason Buono was the only Democrat who ran against Christie: the Democratic bosses made sure the strong potential candidates stayed out of the race (which isn't to say this is the only reason Christie won re-election, but it helped a lot).
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« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2014, 07:05:54 pm »
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Only in Illinois (and New York)...
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