It doesn't hurt Quinn's argument that Rauner's camp last week collected what might be the largest single contribution to any American candidate (other than self-funding) in modern political history.
(The rationale behind that exception to campaign limits is that non-wealthy candidates shouldn't be restrained in fund raising if they're facing wealthy candidates who, courts have ruled, can spend unlimited amounts of their own money. The idea is to level the playing field for those non-wealthy candidates. This time, obviously, it didn't work out that way.)
Quinn's campaign calls it "the single largest campaign contribution in modern
"Do you think the ultra-wealthy should have more or less influence on the political process?" asks the video. It then answers with a series of person-on-the-street interviews with average Illinoisans who, as you might guess, say the wealthy should have less influence.
Quinn himself has been accepting big money from deep pockets, including more than
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