LINCOLN PARK — A group of five philanthropic women are trying to rein in the influence of money on local elections, starting in Chicago.
The group behind RunClean.org chose Chicago’s 2nd Ward to launch their program and four of the six candidates have jumped on board.
Those four candidates have agreed to a fundraising limit.
In exchange, RunClean has provided a website laying out each candidate’s background, resume and views on a dozen relevant issues in the race in the form of a voters’ guide.
The group has also sent out a mailer detailing the four candidates’ platforms.
“This race should not simply be about who can send out the most mailings and most robocalls,” said Cornell Wilson III, a candidate who has taken RunClean’s pledge.