Daley says there should be limits on when candidates can raise cash

Jul 2, 2013

A candidate for Illinois governor says politicians should be limited as to when they can raise campaign cash.

Former White House Chief-of-Staff Bill Daley says state politicians should not raise money on any day the legislature is in session. The Chicago Democrat says current law bans office holders from raising money in Springfield on session days, but they can still raise money in other cities around the state.

“So if the legislature’s in session on a Tuesday, on Monday everybody can raise money in Sangamon County, but they can’t raise it on Tuesday. This is a joke. This is ridiculous.”

Daley suggests lawmakers didn’t pass pension reform in part because they got campaign contributions from interest groups. He says Illinois’ campaign finance laws are also to blame for a lack of confidence in elected officials.