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Uihlein donates to Roy Moore PAC, Dems cry foul




CHICAGO – Conservative philanthropist Dick Uihlein donated $100k to support Alabama Republican Roy Moore's special election bid for U.S. Senate, and Illinois Dems and liberal media are up in arms

Moore, who faces liberal pro-abortion Democrat Doug Jones in a December 12 election, has been accused by several women of aggressive sexual advances when the women were minors. Moore denies the allegations.

Uihlein gave over $2 M to elect Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner in 2016 and is now heavily funding Dan Proft's Liberty Principles PAC with $2.5 M thus far in 2017 to elect conservatives next year to the Illinois General Assembly. 

Those financial connections set outraged Democrats to call on Rauner to disavow and return Uihlein funds, although sources close to Uihlein say he is more likely to contribute to Rauner's GOP primary challenger Jeanne Ives than the governor's re-election bid.

“Bruce Rauner must disavow the support of Richard Uihlein and return all donations received from him,” the Democratic Governors Association said in a statement Tuesday. “The accusations of child predation against Roy Moore are abhorrent, and Rauner must disavow his relationship with anyone who supports Moore, including his mega-donor allies.”

The governor's campaign has yet to publicly respond to the Democrats' demands.

Mr. Uihlein's most recent contributions in Illinois: 

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