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Illinois Braces For Most Expensive Election in US History

ICPR Executive Director Sarah Brune was quoted in this article

via – POLITICO

“CHICAGO — The Illinois governor’s race is on pace to be the most expensive statewide election in U.S. history, a spending bonanza expected to cost more than a quarter-billion dollars next year.

Some Illinois and Washington party officials think the contest might run well in excess of $300 million, blowing away the current record-holder for statewide office — the $280 million California governor’s race between former eBay executive Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown in 2010.

Consider this: The various campaigns on both sides have already raised upward of $90 million — and the general election is still 16 months away.”

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