Quarterly Campaign Finance Reports Released

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are setting up a big-money battle to become Illinois’ next governor.

The candidates released campaign finance reports Tuesday for the three-month period that ended June 30.

They show Quinn raised about $3.7 million in that period and has about $12 million in his campaign fund.

Rauner raised more than double Quinn’s total in the second quarter but spent much more, leaving him with about $3.5 million. But the multimillionaire businessman has the ability to 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.

Quinn’s campaign says more than two-thirds of his 1,357 donors gave $100 or less. But among his biggest contributors are labor unions and the Democratic Governors Association.

Reboot Illinois has a rundown of each candidate’s top 10 donors here: http://www.rebootillinois.com/2014/07/16/editors-picks/keven-caitlin/top-10-rauner-donors/20552/

In the race for the 12th Congressional Seat, incumbent Democrat Bill Enyart raised $250,588 and spent $128,117 between April 1 and June 30, leaving his campaign with $677,498. Enyart’s federal filing can be found here: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/801/14961604801/14961604801.pdf

Republican Mike Bost raised more money, $278,197, and also spent more, $136,360. His campaign has $347,665 as of June 30. His full campaign finance disclosure report can be found here: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/375/14941792375/14941792375.pdf

UPDATE, 9:28 p.m Wednesday: Green Party Candidate Paula Bradshaw raised $508 during the second quarter and has $3,095 on hand, as of June 30. http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/365/14961643365/14961643365.pdf

Notable donors for both sides.

Enyart’s donors (and how much in 2014):

Late Senator Alan Dixon ($2,500)

Former SIU Chancellor Sam Goldman ($500)

Former SIU Board member Ed Hightower ($1,000)

Jackson County Clerk Larry Reinhardt ($300)

SIU Political Science Professor John Jackson ($400)

SIU School of Law Director of Development Judith Ray ($350)

Jackson County Board Chairman John Rendleman ($3,600); his wife, Andrea ($2,600)

ACTBLUE PAC, which allows donors to contribute online, entered several individual donations ($29,711)

Notable donors to Bost’s campaign (and how much they donated this year):

SIU Athletic Director Mario Moccia ($400)

SIU Board of Trustees member, former Saluki Football broadcaster and quarterback, Joel Sambursky ($700)

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner ($2,600); His wife, Diane ($2,600)

KOCH PAC, in association with Koch Industries ($7,500)

In the race for the 15th Congressional Seat, Republican incumbent John Shimkus raised $344,651 dollars and spent $157,708 dollars. He has $1,141,997 dollars in his campaign as of June 30th. His filing can be found here: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/898/14961587898/14961587898.pdf

No quarterly report was posted on the Federal Election Commission’s website for Democrat Eric Thorsland as of Wednesday morning. He had $1,497 in his campaign as of March 31st.

In the race for Senate, incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin has $6.5 million in his war chest. Republican challenger Jim Oberweis raised $676,578 and has $862,132 in his campaign account.

In the 115th District race, Republican Terri Bryant raised and spent roughly the same amount in the three-month period that ended June 30.

She raised $10,722 while spending $10,575, leaving her campaign with $19,446.

She received $5,000 from Downstate GOP, and another $4,847 from the House Republican Organization. She also received $1,000 donations from State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld’s campaign and State Rep. Wayne Rosenthal’s campaign.

Democrat Bill Kilquist didn’t raise as much money as his Republican opponent, but still ended the quarter with much more in his campaign fund.

He raised $4,888 and spent $6,466, ending the quarter with $55,129.

He received $1,850 from State Representative Kathleen Willis’ campaign and $1,000 from State Representative Lou Lang’s campaign.

(Some information in this report was taken from The Associated Press. Copyright 2014, All rights reserved.)