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Daniel Biss

New Democratic super PAC ads link Rauner, GOP to Trump

A Democratic state senator in Illinois says he has started a federal super PAC to combat the millions of dollars that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and his supporters are spending on state Legislative races.

Federal Election Commission filings show the Leading Illinois for Tomorrow political action committee, started by Daniel Biss of Evanston, has spent more than $1 million this week on advertising.

Figures from the Center for Public Integrity showed last week that Republicans have spent $2 million on TV ads in a Chicago-area district, and that Democrats and Republicans combined have spent nearly $14 million on state Legislative races overall.

Republican ads have...