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Office of Congressional Ethics Looking at Rep. Bobby Rush

A Congressman's handling of a $1 million grant and his campaign fund expenditures are being probed by the Office of Congressional Ethics.  

Rep. Bobby Rush , D-Ill., acknowledged  the inquiry and stated, "I've been cooperative," according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The Congressman's campaign committee, Citizens for Rush, is paying the Dickstein Shapiro law firm for legal services. His attorney is Scott Thomas , former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.  

Chuck Neubauer and Sandy Bergo reported in several Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association investigative articles  that there was little to show from a $1 million grant Rush's non-profit received from SBC (now AT&T). The articles also highlighted the mixing of campaign funds and those of his church where he is the minister. Carolyn Rush also was listed as a $3,000-a-month consultant to the campaign.