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(Chicago Tribune) — Two Illinois congressmen have paid their wives hundreds of thousands of dollars out of their campaign funds in the last decade, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.  The campaign to re-elect Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has given wife Sandi Jackson’s company at least $315,000 for her work. Rep. Bobby Rush’s campaign has paid his wife, Carolyn Rush, more than $240,000 to serve as a consultant.  Two other Chicago-area congressmen, Danny Davis and Luis Gutierrez, have given their wives smaller amounts for doing campaign work. The four lawmakers, all Democrats, were re-elected last week.

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