When the Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly approved the state's first-ever campaign contribution limit law in 2009, they made sure it was designed to allow party leaders to freely pass campaign money to their own members in the state House and Senate.
But they clearly did not anticipate that a candidate as wealthy as Gov. Bruce Rauner would easily use their "limit" law to bring unprecedented amounts of campaign money into the system.
Now this system is backfiring on them and one statewide candidate who helped pass the law complains she is a victim of it.
The easy work-around for subverting campaign contribution limits is our topic on this week's "Only in Illinois."