How Bruce Rauner used a legal loophole to get a $2.5 million campaign donation 

The GOP nominee for governor was allowed to accept a huge gift from billionaire Kenneth Griffin.

Republican Bruce Rauner has given more than $6.5 million to his own campaign for governor, allowing all donors to give as much as they want in the race.

Republican Bruce Rauner has given more than $6.5 million to his own campaign for governor, allowing all donors to give as much as they want in the race.

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In 2009, just months after Governor Rod Blagojevich was impeached, the General Assembly rewrote the state's campaign finance laws in order to end what was widely known as the "wild west" era of unregulated political contributions, when money was thrown around like…

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