far in 2013, millionaire venture capitalist and Republican candidate
for governor Bruce Rauner has spent more promoting his
candidacy than all the other contenders vying for
the governor's mansion.
Of all of the candidates, Rauner had the two highest campaign expenditures of the year thus far and spent a total of $749,205 on two TV ads in June, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Gov. Pat Quinn spent $15,599 for a poll, ranking his campaign as second in line for spending among the gubernatorial candidates.
Besides Rauner, the other Republican candidates running for governor include State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. Former U.S. Commerce Secretary and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is set to challenge Quinn in the Democratic primary.
Rauner's gubernatorial campaign has pulled in $2.2 million in campaign contributions as of the last quarter, which ended June 30.