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Money flows into close races

October 26, 2010

From the Vernon Hills Review:

By MATT KIEFER & TONY A. SOLANO
In politics and baseball, October is the month of high stakes.

That's especially true in this election, with both political parties pouring cash into a wide field of legislative races, hoping to sway the balance of power in Springfield.

That's especially true in this election, with both political parties pouring cash into a wide field of legislative races, hoping to sway the balance of power in Springfield.

Mystery money backing Kirk

October 22, 2010


LYNN SWEET
An unprecedented amount of money from outside groups is pouring into the hotly contested Illinois Senate race, most of it to bolster Republican Mark Kirk over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.

Much of that money comes "from groups that do not disclose any donors," according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, a campaign finance watchdog group keeping tabs on the flood of spending to influence the outcome of the midterm elections.