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Alvarez Hopes to Avoid Spending Family Money in General Election

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The Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney says she hopes to avoid using her family’s money again to fund her campaign. Anita Alvarez used a $600,000 loan from her husband to air TV ads just before the February primary. Money, she says, her husband had to borrow. Alvarez beat five other Democrats, some with better-funded campaigns. She says her fundraising for the general election is going well.

ALVAREZ: Our goal right now is we’re trying to raise at least a-million-and -a-half. We think that that will allow us to do what we need to do in the general election, and, eventually, retire the debt.

Alvarez is currently a chief deputy state’s attorney in Cook County. She plans to stay on a leave of absence through the November election. She faces Republican Tony Peraica, a Cook County commissioner.

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