Candidates for Illinois governor are filing reports showing how much money they raised in the third quarter.
Four Republicans are competing in the March GOP primary.
Businessman Bruce Rauner collected $1,061,741. He also spent a lot, relatively, $1.1 million, so he was left with $594,000.
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford reports he raised about $337,000 in the three-month period ending Sept. 30. He finished the quarter with $1.2 million in his campaign fund.
State Sen. Bill Brady raised about $66,000 during the same timeframe and had about $273,000 on hand.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard raised over $275,825 and had over $108,000.
Democratic Governor Pat Quinn raised about $813,000 and has $3 million on hand.
Daley to return most of donations to gov campaign
Bill Daley says he's returning most — but not all — of the money donated to his aborted campaign for Illinois governor.
Crain's Chicago Business reports Daley will use $146,000 of his own money to repay donors. But he says because of a campaign finance law, they'll only get 83 percent of what they contributed.
Daley raised about $1.2 million for a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn before he withdrew from the race last month, saying he'd return the money.
But to return all of it Daley would have to exceed $250,000 in personal donations to his campaign. Under state law if any candidate exceeds that amount, state limits on campaign contributions are lifted for everyone in the race.
That could help wealthy Republican candidate Bruce Rauner.
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