CHICAGO - An Ohio-based non-profit corporation has done a mail piece attacking GOP gubernatorial candidates Bill Brady, Dan Rutherford and Kirk Dillard. (see below)
The group, Mid America Fund, is listed as a non-profit organization. Its registered agent "Roberta J. Mertz" of St.Clairsville, OH is on the Ohio voter rolls as a Democrat. The mysterious group is not listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections, or the Federal Election Commission as a PAC, a 501c4 or an independent expenditure group.
This latest out-of-state participant in the Illinois GOP gubernatorial primary is a new wrinkle in an election cycle that already suffers from a decided lack of transparency.