Hull Criticizes Drug Companies, but Also Invests in Them

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U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull has criticized drug companies for driving up prices, but federal financial disclosure reports show that the democrat has also invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock funds, bonds and securities tied to the drug companies he accuses of price gouging.

Hull's TV ads focus on the high cost of prescription drugs, and Tuesday he plans to ferry his fourth busload of senior citizens to Canada to purchase cheaper drugs.

A spokesman says Hull will stand up for Illinoisans on the drug issue. He says Hull owns no direct stock and exerts no explicit control over his stock funds.

Like Hull, state Sen. Barack Obama and Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes also have personal investments tied to pharmaceuticals. Both have money in mutual funds that buy stock of drug makers.