Illinois’ priciest political race yet

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois Republicans trying to re-elect Michael McAuliffe, the only GOP legislator in Chicago have spent nearly $2 million on television ads for him, more than any other legislative race in the country. The spending reflects the struggle between Rauner, trying to give his party greater influence over Democrats who want to strengthen their control of the Legislature. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois Republicans trying to re-elect Michael McAuliffe, the only GOP legislator in Chicago have spent nearly $2 million on television ads for him, more than any other legislative race in the country. The spending reflects the struggle between Rauner, trying to give his party greater influence over Democrats who want to strengthen their control of the Legislature. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Kent Redfield, emeritus professor at University of Illinois at Springfield joined Rick on this week’s Sunday Spin to talk all about this year’s pricy political races. Apparently,  spendings have already doubled what was spent two years ago. They identify Bruce Rauner, Ken Griffin and Richard Yule as three of the main sources of the Republican campaign funds since January 2015. Kent then commented on the unfortunate gridlock caused by this surplus of campaign funds and he tells Rick that a saturation point has certainly been reached.

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