Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner raised and spent a staggering amount between July 1 and Oct. 1, the latest campaign funding reports show.
Combined, both candidates reported $35 million in expenditures during the third quarter alone. Quinn and Rauner also raked in a considerable chunk of change. Between July 1 and October 1, Quinn raised roughly $8.3 million, whereas Rauner reported more than $20 million in donations.
While Quinn ended the third quarter with just over $1 million more cash on hand than this opponent, Rauner threw in an additional $3 million into his campaign with two, $1.5 million contributions on Oct. 3 and Oct. 10.
Now it's time to take a look at where all this money is coming from. Since Rauner began his bid for governor in March 2013, we've tracked donations back to the first of that month.
Contributions to Quinn, who never had an official Democratic challenger, date back to Jan. 1, 2014. Here are five of the top campaign donors for each candidate:
10. IBEW PAC voluntary fund--$314,102
9. United Food and Commercial Workers Union--$350,000
8. DRIVE Committee--$400,000
7. International Association of Firefighters--$500,000
6. Engineers Political Education Committee--$530,000
10. Digital Greensigns--$253,200
9. Glen Tullman--$280,300
8. Illinois Manufacturer's Association--$350,000
7. Elizabeth Christie--$405,300
6. Edgar Jannotta, Jr.--4405,300
See the top five donors for each campaign at Reboot Illinois.
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