Candidate Accused Of Trying To Buy Black Vote After Ministers’ Endorsement

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Scott Lee Cohen, an independent candidate for Governor of Illinois has been accused of trying to buy Black votes after he was endorsed by a group of Black ministers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

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But on Wednesday, 12 local pastors came together to publicly endorse Scott Lee Cohen, the Independent in the race.

The millionaire pawnbroker has contributed $6 million of his own money to his campaign for governor.

That has fueled rumors that Cohen is buying black support.

Last week, the Rev. Gregory Lee told CBS-2 that one of Cohen’s supporters told him that he would get at least $500 if he publicly backed Cohen. The video was on “Capitol Fax,” a well-read political blog.

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