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Best Game in Town #21: Counting the cash

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In this installment of WBEZ’s political podcast The Best Game in Town, we take a dive into the giant pool of money that is campaign cash: How much, where from, to whom and how to.

First: a primer on new campaign finance rules in the Prairie State, with Cindi Canary of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.

Then, WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik tells us who’s getting what on the Chicago mayoral campaign trail.

And Democratic money man Michael Bauer reveals how it’s done.

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