Whether or not voters return Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to office may depend upon the results of a federal probe into an anti-violence program. Quinn shut the program down once it was revealed that money was missing and says he didn't do anything wrong and he welcomes the investigation.
Political Scientist Kent Redfield believes it will definitely be a factor in the campaign, especially if Quinn’s Republican opponent Bruce Rauner can spin it as “business as usual” in Springfield.”
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The U.S. Attorney and the Cook County State's Attorney are taking a look at the program to see if any of the money was mismanaged. Quinn pumped millions into reducing crime in Chicago, just before the 2010 election. Republicans say he used the money to hire people and invest in low-income communities hoping to buy their vote.
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