by Ken Davidson
The Illinois Better Government Association has published a scathing article questioning the ethics of the Bobby Rush campaign. In the report, the Association points out that Rush has paid his wife, Carolyn Rush, just over $400,000 in the past six years. The payments amount to just over 25% of the amount the campaign has raised. Additionally, the Association questions whether Rush’s use of an office without paying rent may violate election law.
Even if Rush’s campaign committee doesn’t pay a dime in rent, the 1,506-square-foot space still “has a value to the landlord,” and that has to be reported, said Robert Walker, a former chief counsel and staff director for both the House and Senate ethics committees.
You can read the full report here: http://www.bettergov.org/rent_rolls/