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Rauner kicks in another million bucks

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014

* Bruce Rauner reported giving his campaign a million dollars today.

He’s well over $2 million to his own campaign now. He also reported several hundred grand in contributions from others this week, including a $100,000 check from the MacLean-Fogg Company in Mundelein.

Looks like a ramp-up is ahead.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    I want to apologize to AWillyWord Con$ulting. We should have been “in” on this payday.

    To the Post,

    Wonder how close Bruce Rauner is going to get to that $50 million he kinda scoffed at, when those were saying he would spend that much.

    Paying for fiction is always more. Re-writing your life, how you live your life, the walk backs on how you think people are, and what htey deserve….

    It gets expensive.

  2. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:39 am:

    (sobbing quietly)

  3. - walker - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:40 am:

    Brucie: Just keep those dollars flowing to local folks, and Illinois companies.

    Invest in Illinois!

  4. - train111 - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:46 am:

    Get out the popcorn
    This will all be entertaining to watch.

  5. - Cassiopeia - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:48 am:

    Rauner’s campaign is may be doing more for the Illinois Economy then the Quinn administration’s programs.

  6. - foster brooks - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:53 am:

    Thank god for DVR , I can effortlessly breeze through his commercials.

  7. - CircularFiringSquad - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    It appears the FarmerBrucey minimum wage worker would only need to work about 137,931 hours to achieve this sum ( or about 9.4 years)
    BTW is any of his campaign cash being spent in IL or is he spending through some East Coast consultant?

  8. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 12:01 pm:

    I’d like to know where the money is going also. If he’s hiring outside of Illinois to make the ads, it should be made into a campaign issue.

  9. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 12:12 pm:

    “AWillyWord Con$ulting is an Illinois based Firm.

    Thank you.”

    No snark, I tried to come up with ideas Rauner could offset some of the criticisms, like the donating of $800+K to Dems, for example.

    Can’t blame your wife in an Ad, to gauche.

    You blame your Firm, isn’t that “Pay to Play”?

    “Everyone gave to Rich Daley” seems trivial and not too Republican.

    Add that Rauner voted for Claypool from the “Chicago Condo”, which opens up Payton Prep and the Arne Duncan clouting of a New Trier Daughter, who was, at first, denied.

    We all know how Carlo answered for Santino.

    That answering didn end well.

    I ahve said it before, buying integrity and ethics is really expensive. Bruce Rauner is proving that point.

    We will see how these “answers” pan out, hope for “Bruce” better than it workd for Carlo.

  10. - foster brooks - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    Wait til the yard signs start showing up

  11. - Give Me A Break - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    - foster brooks - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    Wait til the yard signs start showing up

    Wonder if he will have two versions of yard signs; One for Winnetka, Evanston and the rest of the North Shore, and one for those downstate, “we want smaller goverment but want our state jobs” yards.

  12. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    =I’d like to know where the money is going also. If he’s hiring outside of Illinois to make the ads, it should be made into a campaign issue. =

    You can apply that to who developed the healthcare system, too. And before Ds get all upset with me for saying that, I don’t believe that all of the Rs who griped about the company so loudly had the best interests of Americans at heart either, but rather those of some of their “dearest friends.”

  13. - DuPage - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    Another day, another million. For Bruce, that’s pocket change.

  14. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Citizen Bruce …

    “You’re right, I did drop a million dollars today. I expect to spend a lot of millions this campaign. I expect to drop a million dollars *next* week. You know, Cap fax Readers, at the rate of a million dollars a week, I can cover a whole year’s worth of weeks with last year’s earnings …. of $53 million.”

  15. - Downstater - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Rauner will win the Republican Primary. He is doing meetings, coffee’s, and forums downstate.
    Wait until the mailers and downstate ads kick in.

  16. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    - Downstater -

    How will a 30 second Ad play downstate … with a picture of Rahm .. and Bruce, and all that money talk and vacation time between the two?

    I thought downstate didn’t like Chicago, and Chicago Ward Bosses and Chicago Politics?

    I could be wrong, $1 Million a week notwithstanding

  17. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:28 pm:

    =Wait until the mailers and downstate ads kick in. =

    Is there a chance downstaters might see through them and get burnt out on them as quickly as a few here have? That’s not snark. I’m curious.

  18. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    His burn rate must be pretty high, because he’s raising a ton of money from others, too.

    Blowing the caps was a smart move for him. He’s collecting a lot of five figure, and some six figure, checks.

  19. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    Has he beat Blair Hulls highest daily? I can’t remember what it was, but seem to recall a Times headline announcing it.

  20. - Northsider - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    @ Give Me a Break (1:12 p.m.): Signs won’t help in Evanston, which won’t vote for this faker.

  21. - Mason born - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 1:39 pm:

    –Rauner will win the Republican Primary. He is doing meetings, coffee’s, and forums downstate.–

    Don’t know where you are downstate. But the folks i talk to south of Sfld are already skeptical about his chicago ties. Apparently enough of them already think that Winetka and Chicago are synonymous. Let some of Willy’s message out and Rauner is toast. Add that to this weeks total buffoonery and he can save a couple mil by going home.

  22. - Langhorne - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    I dont think bruce is close to being all in. This is nothing, a blip. New commercial coming soon. His ego is bruised, and he is responding, as expected, in two ways: more cash; more vitriol. Except he now has more people paying closer attention.

    Meanwhile, Q gets a shorter news cycle on deficits and bill backlog if tax increase expires.

  23. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 3:48 pm:

    I hope the majority of the firms Bruce’s team is using are from Illinois. If he is spending his cash in Wisconsin or Indiana or NYC that is not helping our economy!

  24. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 8:12 pm:

    Hey, Bruce–could I, or, oh, maybe SEVeral million REAL Illinoisans, borrow, oh, maybe just 1% of that 2 Mil., ya know, interest free, too, maybe, just to beGIN to pay off some our REAL-LIFE DEBTS, rather than throw that money away on a bunch of silly, 2-faced TV Commercials, like YOU no doubt plan to do with it…?! Just wonderin’…

  25. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 8:31 pm:

    Rauner can put up his own cash, but the dude sure can shake the money tree, too. Just in recent days, according to ISBE:

    –$25K from a New York vet of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs.

    – Another $50K in 10K bundles from the Colorado self-storage mystery man.

    – $100K from a Mundelein-based international manufacturer

    –$10K from an Atlanta CEO

    – $50K from a San Francisco venture capitalist.

    – $100K from a Chicago greeting cards dude.

    Plus, loads of $1K to $5K contributions that must make the other candidates howl.

  26. - RNUG - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:14 pm:

    We’re at how many millions and counting for a job that pays $179,400 a year?

    Must have some really great pension and health insurance benefits …

  27. - DuPage - Thursday, Jan 9, 14 @ 11:48 pm:

    RNUG@11:14,=”great pension and health insurance benefits…

    If Bruce gets his way, 401K with 0% employer match, scaled back insurance with employee paying most or all of the cost.

  28. - RNUG - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:13 am:


    You’re taking things a bit too seriously … that last line was intended as pure snark.

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