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Money in the Race for Cook County State's Attorney

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The candidates running for Cook County State’s Attorney are taking campaign contributions from people who do work for that office and the county.

Campaign contributions for the first six months of the year were made public this week and they show that Democrat Anita Alvarez is taking contributions from people who work in the state’s attorney’s office and would become her employees if she wins in November. Alvarez says she doesn’t think that’s a conflict.

PERAICA: The fund-raising process never ends. It’s a 7 day, 24 hour a day operation. Either we’re planning or executing some facet or portion of it. It’s constant.

Peraica says he’s planning face to face sit-downs with, “high net worth individuals.” Since 1993, Peraica has loaned his various political campaigns a total of 1.4 million. Alvarez has sunk personal wealth into this race loaning her campaign $600,00.

I’m Robert Wildeboer, Chicago Public Radio.

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