*** UPDATE *** From Tom Kasich’s column…
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“I like guns and I didn’t take any special interest money and it’s a good way to raise money and show my support for the Second Amendment,” explained Harms. “(Candidates) usually don’t do raffles because it’s a lot easier to get a thousand bucks out of a lobbyist than it is to sell a $5 raffle ticket.” […]
Raffles by political candidates in Illinois are legal, said Rupert Borgsmiller, executive director of the State Board of Elections, as long as candidates get an application in advance and file a report after the raffle.
And Harms, who had a similar raffle last year, has done both, Borgsmiller said. […]
Harms’ last raffle yielded $983. He sold $2,865 of tickets minus $1,881 spent to purchase the guns, according to his raffle report.
This time, Harms’ father, Jeff Harms, purchased the guns and two gift certificates to a Big R store and donated them to his son’s campaign fund.
* From freshman state Rep. Josh Harms’ campaign website…
WE ARE RAFFLING A
Ruger Mini-14 stainless steel with a synthetic stock as GRAND PRIZE
ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DRAWING TO BE HELD ON MARCH 2, 2013
MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE • MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO OWN A GUN
First Prize – Ruger LCR hammerless 357mag revolver
Second Prize - Mossberg 535 pump 3 1/2 inch combo 28” & 24” barrels
Third prize - $100.00 Big R gift certificate Fourth Prize - $50.00 Big R gift certificate
WINNERS WILL BE CALLED AND YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.
To obtain tickets send payment to:
Josh Harms for Illinois, 555 South Fifth St., Watseka IL 60970
For more in formation call: 815-432-3121
$5.00 PER TICKET OR $20.00 FOR 5 TICKETS
A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (http:// www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. Paid for by Josh Harms for Illinois.