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Bruce Rauner Surpasses $20 Million in Campaign Donations

Yes, that's a lot of money.

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    Bruce Rauner's campaign war chest has ballooned to $20 million and beyond, thanks in part to a 7-figure donation from his own pocket.

    The super-rich GOP nominee for Illinois governor received $365,000 in new contributions, increasing his stockpile to over $20.2 million, reports the Chicago Tribune, citing Team Rauner's latest filing with the State Board of Elections.

    A veteran Winnetka-based businessman and founder of the private equity firm GTCR, Rauner has drawn about $5.2 million since winning the GOP nomination.

    Rauner enriched his campaign with a personal contribution of around $6.6 million. That includes $526,000 he's added since winning the Republican gubernatorial primary back in March; the Republican Governors Association, meanwhile, devoted some $1.5 million to help Rauner defeat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

    Gov. Quinn, meanwhile, has amassed nearly $9 million these last few months with an additional $1.3 million including a $500,000 gift from super-donor Fred Eychaner, who recently hosted Quinn at a re-election fundraiser for Sen. Dick Durbin.

    Rauner has certainly raised the campaign-finance bar for a gubernatorial race and Camp Quinn will have to work much harder to play catch-up before Nov. 4.