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Result in Illinois comptroller race will have direct effect on budget crisis

Matt DietrichReboot Illinois

Nov 06, 2016

No analysis of the race for Illinois comptroller is complete without the term “proxy war.”

It’s a term Illinois voters have heard and experienced many times over the decades, as Republican and Democratic party leaders of the Illinois House and Senate pour money into the campaigns of their members to fend off challenges from the other party. Sometimes a candidate’s legislative leader funds 90 percent or more of his or her campaign. This is a practice that good-government types, like me, don’t like because it creates officeholders who know that their election depends on keeping the boss happy.

But in legislative…

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