via WLS This could be the tipping point in the race. Dodging your taxes something everyone understands.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady is calling for an investigation into a tax write-off U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias claimed in 2009.
Brady is asking the Internal Revenue Service to look into a $2.7 million claim the Democrat made for work he says he performed at his family's Broadway Bank in 2006.
"We are talking about a huge sum of money and the IRS should not accept 'just trust me' as a legitimate explanation," Brady said in a press release.
According to a Wednesday report by the Chicago Tribune, Giannoulias claimed he had worked 500 hours in 2006 in order to fulfill his remaining responsibilities but said he could not provide any documentation to prove his work schedule.