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AG Candidate Renato Mariotti’s Campaign Becomes First Statewide Political Campaign to Unionize

CHICAGO (March 9, 2018)— Today, the campaign staff of Illinois Attorney General candidate Renato Mariotti formed a staff union. When Mariotti heard his campaign staff was considering unionizing, he welcomed the idea. “I fully support unions,” Mariotti said. “In my Blueprint for Resistance, where I laid out how I would stop Donald Trump’s unconstitutional policies, I proposed a workaround for […]

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AG Candidate Renato Mariotti Criticizes Currency Exchange Fee Hikes, Pledges Heightened Scrutiny, Urges Lawmakers to Vote No

CHICAGO (February 22, 2018)— Attorney General candidate Renato Mariotti criticized the pending fee hikes at currency exchanges across the state. Noting his opposition to the fee hikes, he urged lawmakers to vote no. “Currency exchanges are trying to raise fees on people who struggling to make ends meet, and the politicians in Springfield want to let them do it,” Mariotti […]

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How Bob Mueller Bought Himself More Time

On Friday, the Justice Department announced the first-ever indictment of an organized operation by foreign nationals to influence the outcome of a U.S. election. Over the weekend, the indictment spurred intense reactions from President Donald Trump, who complained that the FBI is “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.” Like many of Trump’s outbursts, […]

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Attorney General Candidate Renato Mariotti Pledges To Take Action Against Opioid Manufacturers’ Unlawful Practices

CHICAGO (February 12, 2018)— Attorney General Candidate Renato Mariotti pledged to take action against opioid manufacturers who engaged in unlawful practices. Many questionable marketing practices, such as understating the addictiveness of opioids, have been blamed for the current crisis plaguing the country. “When I’m Illinois Attorney General, I’ll take legal action whenever opioid manufacturers engage in unlawful practices related to […]

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renato writes op-ed in the new york times

For weeks, allies of President Trump ratcheted up pressure to “release the memo.” The impact, according to supporters, would be monumental: It would shake the F.B.I. “to its core” (Representative Jeff Duncan of South Carolina) or it would reveal abuses “100 times bigger” than what incited the American Revolution (Sebastian Gorka, a former White House official). The president himself said, […]

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Mariotti Campaign Releases 2017 Fundraising Numbers

Mariotti Campaign Releases 2017 Fundraising Numbers With Donations From All 50 States, Powered By $88 Average Donation Renato Mariotti’s Illinois Attorney General campaign raised $345,063.50 in 2017 and has nearly $200,000 available at the close of the reporting period. The average donation to Citizens for Renato is $88.78. After announcing his candidacy in November, the Mariotti campaign developed an online […]

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Why hasn’t Trump fired Mueller yet?

Read Article on Washington Post Rumors are flying that President Trump will soon fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Over the weekend, Trump transition lawyers alleged wrongdoing on Mueller’s part. Last week, Republican members of Congress grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, challenging Mueller’s legitimacy and objectivity. Conservative commentators have called for Mueller to be investigated, while others […]

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Renato visits Galesburg, Illinois for round table discussion

This week I visited Galesburg, Illinois where I sat down at a local cafe to talk with local students and a professor about the GOP Tax Scam. Turns out I’m the first person running for Attorney General to visit so far. [Full Article on WGIL] I heard personal stories of how the Trump administration’s absurd giveaway to corporations and the […]

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Renato Mariotti responds to concealed carry reciprocity act being voted on today by the U.S. House of Representatives

CHICAGO – In response to news that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Illinois Attorney candidate Renato Mariotti issued the following statement: “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is a reckless anti-crime bill that will make it harder for law enforcement officials to do their job and put innocent people at risk. We […]

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Renato Mariotti responds to FCC plans to eliminate net neutrality

CHICAGO – In response to news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Donald Trump plans to eliminate fair and open access to the internet by unilaterally repealing regulations on net neutrality, Illinois Attorney candidate Renato Mariotti issued the following statement: “Donald Trump’s move to allow big corporations to censor the internet and charge us extra to access the websites […]

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