Ill. Gubernatorial Candidate: Ban Some Campaign Contributions
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) - A candidate for Illinois governor has a proposal that he says will clean up the state’s politics.
Democrat William Daley says campaign contributions should be banned during the legislative session because fundraisers influence lawmakers.
“The legislators and the statewide elected officials should be looking at these issues not based upon what fundraising they’re running to that night and who’s giving them money, but what’s the best interest of the state,” he said.
As it is, the law bans contributions only on days the legislature is in session, and only in Sangamon County. The Daley proposal would apply from the start of a session until the end, at all locations in Illinois.
An exception would be made for periods that are close to an election.