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August 23, 2014

Office of Congressional Ethics Looking at Rep. Bobby Rush

A Congressman’s handling of a $1 million grant and his campaign fund expenditures are being probed by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., acknowledged the inquiry and stated, “I’ve been cooperative,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The Congressman’s campaign committee, Citizens for Rush, is paying the Dickstein Shapiro law firm for legal services. His attorney is Scott Thomas, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Chuck Neubauer and Sandy Bergo reported in several Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association investigative articles that there was little to show from a $1 million grant Rush’s non-profit received from SBC (now AT&T). The articles also highlighted the mixing of campaign funds and those of his church where he is the minister. Carolyn Rush also was listed as a $3,000-a-month consultant to the campaign.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • York Aptain Sidney Field

    The seductive nature of our latent instincts is exploited relentlessly by those who oppose liberty and understand the power of the instincts and emotions to which they appeal.

  • danshanteal

    From panther to minister to beating Barry. Not bad. Finance sometimes gets in the way of judgment. What year did Bobby bank the grant? Who wrote the checks? Was an audit done? Who blew the whistle? Looking bad from this angle.

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