Ethics issues taking back seat in governor race
But with just about two weeks until the Nov. 2 election, the drumbeat for reform has become little more than a side note as candidates play off pocketbook concerns about unemployment and personal finances.
The governor hopefuls acknowledge that more needs to be done beyond watered-down campaign finance reform accomplished last year by a General Assembly that carefully guards the power of its leadership. In a contest where Democratic
and Republican state Sen. Bill Brady have bashed each other repeatedly, the two agree on one idea: term limits for statewide officeholders and legislators.