Union wants investigation into Rauner donations


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 11:54 am
Last Updated: March 06, 2014, 1:16 pm
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois AFL-CIO is asking a state investigator to prohibit gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner from contributing to his own campaign.

The labor union asked the state executive inspector general to review the $5 million Rauner has contributed for violations of the state's procurement code.

The Republican venture capitalist from Winnetka was chairman of GTCR until October 2012. It invests state pension-system money.

The procurement code prohibits businesses doing work for the state from donating to the campaign of the officeholder in charge of the contracts — in this case, the governor. The ban lasts for two years after a donor leaves a company.

A Rauner spokesman says the effort by allies of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is "beyond the point of desperation."

The primary election is March 18.
















 



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