Rauner puts more money into own campaign fund

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Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner put another $501,000 of his own money into his campaign fund.

That brings the total of his personal donations to $3.75 million.

Rauner is a wealthy businessman who is running for public office for the first time.

His personal money and his supporters have raised $11.25 million for the primary being held March 18.

That’s far more money than what Rauner’s opponents have raised combined.

State Senator Bill Brady, State Senator Kirk Dillard and Treasurer Dan Rutherford combined have raised $1.7 million since they each announced their candidacies last summer.

Rauner’s campaign chest has given him the budget to buy several months of advertising that has made his name familiar to voters.

Rauner’s latest donation comes after a Democrat-friendly political action committee launched several TV ads against him for the second time.

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