Campaign Fundraising



The figures are out for how much politicians are raising for their campaigns in 2014.

First, a look at the Republican challengers for Governor in 2014. The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor have different styles of pulling in campaign cash.
 
Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner (ROW'-ner) of Winnetka brought in $916,000 during the three-month period ending June 30, with many contributions from top businessmen around the country.
 
State treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH'-ur-furd) of Chenoa (sheh-NOH'-uh) —who developed a wide base of donors while serving as Mitt Romney's Illinois campaign chairman — raised $433,000.
 
Republican state Sens. Bill Brady of Bloomington and Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale brought in $61,000 and $293,000, respectively.
 
Dillard, a longtime state senator from DuPage County, had donations from a number of suburban Chicago businesses.
 
Brady, a real estate developer and co-owner of a central Illinois home building company, received a number of contributions from central Illinois businesses and political action committees.

The two Democratic candidates for governor are showing a clear contrast in how they're building their campaign funds.
 
Gov. Pat Quinn raised $1 million in the three-month report ending June 30. About $625,000 came from individuals. The remaining donations came from local trade and labor unions and political action committees of two fellow Democrats: state Sens. Don. Harmon and John Mulroe.
 
Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley's national political connections are on display in his fundraising.
 
Daley raised $796,000. He received contributions from former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, former General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre and members of Chicago's Pritzker family.
 
Attorney general Lisa Madigan_who announced Monday she would not run for governor— has a $4.3 million war chest.
 
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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