Pat Quinn for Senate!
Even as he runs to hold on to his job in Tuesday's primary, Gov. Pat Quinn is still raising money for a U.S. Senate campaign he lost in 1996.
The continuation of the "Pat Quinn for U.S. Senate" fund, 14 years after his Senate race was done, is unusual even in the heard-it-all world of campaign finance.
Quinn has kept the fund alive by pumping in a series of personal loans and then soliciting political donations so he can pay himself back, at interest rates approaching 10 percent. The end result is that Quinn has made at least $24,000 in interest from the campaign fund he controls, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.