Better Gov't Assoc. Questions Bobby Rush for Campaign Paying Wife, Getting Free Rent

16 Dec

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:

3 Responses to “Better Gov't Assoc. Questions Bobby Rush for Campaign Paying Wife, Getting Free Rent”

  1. Judy Gillis at 8:58 am #

    Illinois laws may be different than Indiana. While those were 2 points in the complaint about the Hammond mayor, Rush has a LOT of issues, and I don’t think he & his wife have law degrees to aid them in interpreting the laws.

  2. Katie Dark via Facebook at 10:51 am #


  3. Anonymous at 3:29 pm #

    Campaign disclosure criteria are the same. If of value, it must be disclosed. The difference here in Lake County. for the time being, McDermott can contain this flawed Election Board. Didn’t this very same board remove Janiec and then 4 days later had to place him back on the Hammond ballot?

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