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GOP’s Rauner has $3.5M for Ill. governor race

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:14 p.m. CDT
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(M. Spencer Green)
Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference June 12 in Chicago. Rauner said he raised about $8 million in the second quarter and has about $3.5 million on hand for his bid for Illinois governor. The Winnetka businessman's campaign released fundraising totals Tuesday July 15, 2014 for the three-month period that ended June 30. The race between Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to be one of the most competitive ó and costly ó in the nation. (AP file photo)

CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says he raised about $8 million in the second quarter and has about $3.5 million on hand for his bid for Illinois governor.

The Winnetka businessman's campaign released fundraising totals Tuesday for the three-month period that ended June 30.

The race between Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to be one of the most competitive – and costly – in the nation.

Quinn reports having about $12 million in his campaign fund.

But Rauner is a multimillionaire who can raise millions more. He's already given more than $6 million to his own campaign.

Last month Rauner also received a $2.5 million donation from Chicago hedge fund CEO Ken Griffin. That's believed to be the largest single Illinois campaign contribution in the post-Watergate era.

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