Corruption As a Way Of Life

Corruption as a Way of Life

Last week the Washington Free Beacon reported that roughly half of Congressman Luis Gutiérrez’s campaign expenditures were paid to his wife, who serves as his campaign manager. What is most noteworthy about this is that Gutiérrez does not really need to worry about campaigning.
Illinois’s Fourth Congressional District, which Gutiérrez represents, is gerrymandered precisely to create a Latino majority. So refined are the district lines that its two halves are connected in one place only by I-294. In his 13 successful races for the seat, Gutiérrez has never received less than 75 percent of …

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