Democrat Bill Daley says state lawmakers shouldn’t be allowed to accept campaign contributions while they’re meeting in Springfield. Daley, who is exploring a run for governor, says he’ll abide by his own proposed ban for lawmakers and candidates. Daley says the ban on contributions while in session wouldn’t apply during an election year.
“The legislators and the statewide elected officials should be looking at these
issues not based upon what fundraiser they’re running to that night and who’s
giving them money,” he said.
Daley has raised 800-thousand-dollars since announcing his bid, but still trails Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan in cash-on-hand.