A press release from Paul Schimpf, the Republican candidate for Attorney General:
SCHIMPF WILL EMPOWER ILLINOIS CITIZENS TO FIGHT CORRUPTION
3rd Reason to Trust a Retired Marine in 2014
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Republican Attorney General candidate Paul Schimpf unveiled Reason #3 of the 14 Reasons to Trust a Retired Marine in 2014 in a press conference in Springfield today.
Reason #3 is that Paul Schimpf will empower Illinois citizens to fight corruption.
During his military career, Paul Schimpf repeatedly demonstrated the ability to identify problems and forge solutions.
Most notably, in 2005 he called for a change in the Military Rules of Evidence to create a victim-victim advocate evidentiary privilege. Paul’s idea was published in the Military Law Review and this privilege was ultimately established in 2012.
Similarly, today Paul recognizes that government corruption in Illinois is pervasive and systemic.
The political class in Illinois has demonstrated that it is utterly incapable of policing itself.
One of the ways that Paul will solve this problem is to empower the citizens of Illinois to fight corruption.
Legislative code already gives the people of Illinois the power to fight corruption through qui tam citizen lawsuits.
As Illinois Attorney General, Paul will vigorously support the rights of Illinois citizens to hold their elected officials accountable through these measures.
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Schimpf is running against incumbent Attorney General Lisa Madigan.