WALMART BUYS A GOVENOR…

Rightly or wrongly, Illinois and Louisiana are always serious contenders for the top slot in the Best Bought Politicians race, but Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Brady has given his state an edge thanks to the good citizens of Walmart. From Crain's Chicago Business:
In an under-noticed development last week, GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Brady reported receiving a $50,000 donation from the Arkansas-based discount retailer on June 1 -- right around the time Mr. Brady was loudly urging the Chicago City Council to approve plans for Chicago's second Wal-Mart outlet.
And lest anyone think Walmart is not fair:
Equally interesting, Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign doesn't want to say anything about the donation. Perhaps that's because Team Quinn, despite its close ties to organized labor, has been chatting with the Wal-Mart folks and maybe hopes for a little campaign booty itself.
Corporate power, the end in of itself. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

2 Responses to “WALMART BUYS A GOVENOR…”

  1. UncleBob says:

    Oh, wow. Corrupt politicians from Illinois. Never heard of those before. Good thing we never give these guys any real power…

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