CHICAGO - Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has released his fundraising totals for the three-month period that ended June 30. The reports shows his campaign raised about $8 million and has about $3.5 million on hand.
Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn reported raising about $3.7 million and having about $12 million on hand.
The race between Rauner and Quinn is expected to be one of the most competitive — and costly — in the nation.
Rauner has already put more than $6 million of his own money into the campaign, and has the ability to raise millions more. Last month he received a $2.5 million donation from Chicago hedge fund CEO Ken Griffin.
Quinn's biggest contributors are labor unions and the Democratic Governors Association.