Giannoulias Refuses PAC and Lobbyist Cash
Alex Giannoulias, made a bold declaration today that challenges the compromised ethics of campaign fundraising. The Illinois State Treasurer is considering a challenge to incumbent Senator Roland Burris in the Democratic primary. And today, he’s announced that he will simply say “NO” to contributions from all federal lobbyists and corporate PACs.
This is “a step that no major Illinois candidate from either party has ever taken in a run for the U.S. Senate”, and is in keeping with a record where Giannoulias implemented “the toughest ethics measure in state government to date”.
It will take a lot of hard work to prove that Illinois politics can move past the tarnished image of Blagoyevich and his “fucking golden” pay to play schemes. But it looks like Giannoulias is off to a tremendous start at doing just that.