(Chicago) – Insider: Katie bar the door.
Since businessman and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner decided last week to bust Illinois’ $250,000 self-financing campaign caps by contributing an additional $500,000 to his campaign – on top of $249,000 contributed earlier – contribution caps are now off for all candidates in the Illinois governor’s race.
And Rauner is making the most of it.
The GOP insider has snagged his 2nd $250,000 contribution within two days.
On November 18, 7WireVentures Chairman Glen Tullman handed Rauner a $250,000 check. And today, Thursday, Rauner’s campaign reported that Citadel chief and GOP mega-donor Ken Griffin also provided a $250,000 check on Wednesday, November 20.
Since November 1, Rauner has reeled in $1,351,567 including his own $500,000.
The amount of money is staggering.
Rauner’s campaign intends to unleash a second TV advertising typhoon, which in fact began last week, to boost the candidate’s dismal 4th place standing in the polls despite already spending $1.6 million on a storm of TV ads earlier in the year.
Now with a nearly unlimited supply of cash being plowed into a non-stop TV ad barrage, Rauner may turn the so far stagnant GOP governor primary into a rout.
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