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Battle of the War Chests for Illinois Governor

Bill Brady raises just $87

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan's campaign war chest would have dwarfed that of any potential gubernatorial rivals.

But now that Madigan and her $5 million campaign fund has decided not to run -- ostensibly so her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan can continue to dominate Illinois politics for another term -- the money game is becoming clearer.

Below is a primer on gubernatorial campaign finances from worst to first, according to quarterly campaign filings, submitted Monday July 15.

Kirk Dillard (R)

Raised this Quarter: $500

Total in the Bank: $500


Bill Brady (R)

Raised this Quarter:   $87   

Total  in the bank: $200,000


Bruce Rauner (R)

Raised this Quarter: $915, 000

Total in the Bank: $642,000


Bill Daley (D)

Raised this Quarter  $796,000 ($100,000 from personal account)

Total in the Bank:  $794,000




Dan Rutherford (R)

Raised this Quarter $432,000

Total in the Bank:  $1.02 million


Pat Quinn (D)

Raised this Quarter:  $1.02 million

Total in the Bank   $2.3 million

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