Money Can't Buy You Love — Maybe Not Even Votes
Very wealthy candidates have run for office in Illinois before...without much success.
The common link between the five candidates we look at? They all struggled.
So while Rauner is the current front-runner according to polls, the precedent of wealthy candidates running for office is not a good one. We offer this as a reality check for those who believe Rauner can buy his way into office: money can't always buy political success.
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