* Bruce Rauner’s campaign just reported a $250,000 contribution from wealthy Republican Richard Uihlein. I’m sure you’ll remember him…
[Uihlein] has contributed nearly $4 million to national tea party candidates and their super-PAC juggernaut, plus almost $1.8 million to the most conservative candidates and causes in Illinois.
“I’m a conservative Republican, and I’m trying to help people who believe as I do in limited government and free markets,” says Mr. Uihlein, 68. “I’m not one to hide from that.”
* Uihlein’s contribution is the third $250K contribution Rauner has received in the past couple of weeks.
Rauner has raised over $2.2 million in the past month, including a million dollars from himself.
* Meanwhile, Comcast just told reporters about a new Bruce Rauner cable TV buy. Fox News in all Chicago-area zones and a bunch of Downstate areas…
Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for IL Governor
Agency: Access Media, LA
Flight Dates: 12/3 – 12/23/13
Chicago I+ Total: $135,795
Central IL Total: $7,536
Networks: FXNC only
All dayparts purchased in all zones
Syscodes / Zones / $ by zone
5170 / Chicago Interconnect / $118,875
9804 / DirecTV Chicago / $11,610
9810 / DISH Chicago / $5,310
6872 / Galesburg / $936
7827 / Peoria Interconnect / $2,940
7829 / Rockford / $1,884
6805 / Sterling Rock Falls / $1,776
Total All zones: $143,331
These are not new ads, I’m told. Just the two he already has out there.