According to the NY Post, Chicago Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson reportedly distributed $200,000 churchgoers who attended an event where the governor spoke. Because of this, the governor is facing major backlash.
According to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, he was unaware that Willie Wilson would be giving out cash and checks to churchgoers while at church on Sunday, which is something he is “pretty upset” over. Rauner went on to say “I think the idea of handing out cash if you’re a candidate for office is outrageous. It should not happen.”
The Illinois State Board of Elections noted that Willie Wilson did not break campaign finance laws in any way because the money he distributed comes from his non-profit organization. This isn’t the first time Willie Wilson gave out funds like this, as he done this in the past, and received $200,000 from Bruce Rauner to help people who may lose their homes because they can’t pay taxes.
Source: NY Post