Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson talks money giveaway

posted by Joe Soto - 

Willie Wilson, the millionaire businessman and candidate for Chicago mayor,handed out cash to potential voters Sunday morning at a church on Chicago’s South Side. Now he's talking to Fox 32 Chicago and explaining why he did it and why he's done it for years. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, himself seeking re-election, joined Wilson at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church at the event, according to WGN.

An aide to Wilson said the businessman gave away $300,000 to 2,000 people through the Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation, a 501(c)(3).

Such organizations are tax-exempt, must not be organized for the benefit of private interests and are restricted in how much political activities they can conduct.

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