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Shira Toeplitz at Politico reports that Kirk's windfall was made possible thanks to a change in Illinois elections ruling "that effectively doubles the total allowable amount that candidates can collect in fund-raising — and committees can spend in coordination with candidates." Kirk's coffers now hold four times as much as Giannoulias's Italian leather money purse. And Giannoulias used to be the one who owned the bank! Kind of funny, if you think about it.