SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
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        


28 Comments
  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:

    Dupage,

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


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* *** UPDATED x1 - Frerichs response *** Former Democratic state treasurer endorses Cross - Cites bipartisanship, Israel bonds as reasons
* Prison reform group responds to new Rauner ad
* Quinn hit on botched early prisoner release program
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Friday's cable TV buys
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Thoughts on the iPhone 6 from a Windows Phone user (Video)
        * Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back
        * Our 5 favourite new Windows Phone apps of the week
        * Lumia instagramer of the week: John Koliogiannis
        * Microsoft branding
        * iPhone 6, Apple Watch, Android on Chrome OS comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap
        * Instapaper Updated for iOS 8 With Enhanced Saving Features, Now Free to Download

        * How Social Good Summit Is Unfolding on Social Media
        * It’s Okay to Ask An Employer About Their Religious Views
        * Try “Travel Caching” to Avoid Checked Bags While Travelling
        * Re/code on TV: iPhone 6 Reviews and What’s Next for Alibaba
        * Famous Faces Lend Star Power to New York Climate Protest
        * Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread
        * Ask a Coworker for a Copy of Your Noncompete If You Lose Yours

        * White Sox 10, Rays 5: Indoor fireworks
        * Danks cruises with abundance of support
        * Rays add run after out at first overturned
        * Sale's final start to come Wednesday in Detroit
        * Danks tries to guide White Sox to series win
        * Franklin's two-run homer stands following review
        * Lack of offense nullifies Noesi's quality start


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Illinois Governor Candidate Wants To Auction Of.....
        * Veterans home set to open on Northwest Side..
        * Veteran home on NW Side to be Chicago's first..
        * Gov Pat Quinn..
        * Ground broken on new Chicago veterans' home..
        * Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race..


        * Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop
        * Court: Illinois inmate must pay prison costs
        * Ground broken on new Chicago veterans' home
        * CTA: Fewer people trespassing on train tracks
        * Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race
        * GOP's Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO
        * Cicero man convicted in girlfriend's death
        * Alton's ConAgra plant gets new name, new sign
        * Former Illinois prisoners get help reintegrating
        * Large freighter runs aground, gets stuck in Duluth

        * GOP's Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO
        * Former Illinois prisoners get help reintegrating
        * Court: Lincoln inmate must use $20K settlement to pay incarceration costs
        * Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses
        * Gov. Quinn picks up Sierra Club endorsement
        * Statehouse Insider: Rauner hit with double whammy
        * More than $59M collected from state retirees; refunds coming eventually
        * Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie
        * Quinn: No pension ‘Plan B’ before court ruling
        * Sangamon Co. judge: Libertarian candidate for governor can stay on ballot

        * Scramble is on for tenants to anchor a third office tower
        * A grandmother can be CEO — or president
        * Which Chicago startup will be next with an IPO?
        * When $400 million can't buy love
        * The bleeding has stopped, but Navistar is still struggling


        * Area Catholics optimistic about Cupich
        * Another sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Joliet Diocese
        * Editorial: Bishop a good fit for Chicago
        * Chicago’s next archbishop Blase Cupich calls for immigration reform, shows off his humor
        * Convicted rapist charged in 2004 murder, rape on South Side
        * Reports: Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane will be Cardinal Francis George successor
        * ‘Hello’ in Riverside ends up getting South Side man a DUI charge
        * 2 dead, 21 wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night
        * Apple fans answer the iPhone’s call


        * Cops: Robbery suspect fatally stabbed by alleged victim
        * Veterans home set to open on Northwest Side
        * Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration
        * Glen Ellyn police searching for missing autistic woman
        * Inmate charged with 2004 sex assault, murder
        * United Airlines turning a corner with time and improved technology
        * Democrat Giannoulias backs Republican Cross for state treasurer
        * In the pews, Chicago-area Catholics embrace news of next archbishop
        * McDonald's expanding build-your-burger test in search of growth
        * Woman wounded in leg during Cragin shooting


        * Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
        * Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross Says He Would Sue The Legislature To Force A Balanced Budget
        * Listen to State Week - September 19, 2014
        * Quinn Defends Public Education, Though He's A Product of Private Schools
        * Chris Mooney: More Evidence-Based Policymaking Needed
        * African Drumming At Southwind Park On Saturday
        * Investors gather in Chicago seeking cannabis businesses
        * Climate, Space Create Challenges For Local Food
        * Can A Governor Really Create Jobs?
        * How do you find high school dropouts?


        * GOP's Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO
        * Former Illinois prisoners get help reintegrating
        * Court: Lincoln inmate must use $20K settlement to pay incarceration costs
        * Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses
        * Gov. Quinn picks up Sierra Club endorsement
        * Our Opinion: Springfield needs Magro project
        * Angie Muhs: Open government is worth fighting for
        * Statehouse Insider: Rauner hit with double whammy
        * Statehouse Insider: Rauner hit with double whammy
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Bull flies in 13th Congressional race


        * UI Women's Soccer vs Purdue
        * Court: Illinois inmate must pay prison costs
        * Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop
        * Mac falls to Westminster
        * PHOTOS: Decatur Train Fair
        * Success: Belleville grills 200-foot bratwurst to commemorate city's 200th birthday
        * Parkland Volleyball vs Johnson County
        * Davenport man charged in fatal crash
        * Janet Rayfield Postgame Purdue 9-21-2014
        * Father McGivney to break ground on new school building Monday


        * Tens of thousands march worldwide on climate change
        * Fest offers glimpse at decades of farm life in Lake County
        * Upper body injury sidelines Hawks' Teravainen
        * Elgin's Sainz Jr. earns PGA Tour card
        * Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. political fund fined nea...
        * Jackson Jr.'s political fund fined nearly ...
        * Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sen...
        * Ask Peter: Obamacare's Broken Promises - I...
        * Peter Roskam pushes for Alzheimer's resear...
        * Congressman: 'Some good stuff is going on'...
        * Enterprise Recovery Systems Hosts Congress...
        * Shimkus in Danville office next week - Cha...

        * Horizon Pharma Moves Overseas Defying Lawm......
        * Horizon Pharma Moves Overseas Defying Lawm......
        * Horizon Pharma Moves Overseas Defying Lawm......
        * Horizon Pharma Moves Overseas Defying Lawm......
        * Horizon Pharma Moves Overseas Defying Lawm......

        * Diplomats: Iran receptive to new nuke prop......
        * Diplomats: Iran open to softened US nuke p......

        * Some Concepts About College You Must Know
        * No More Trouble in Completing Difficult Writing Assignments
        * The Highland teachers strike. A great editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
        * Sunday reads.
        * Gov. Mike Huckabee Endorses Mike Bost for U.S. Congress
        * Rauner says he'll make administration picks based on qualifications, not favors
        * 'Suicide fanatics' facing demonstrators in Chicago
        * Eric Metaxas to Christians: As the world darkens, share the Truth
        * Callis releases new negative ad on Davis
        * LAUSD 2014 Professional Development.


        * Quinn still refusing to fire 20 political cronies
        * Illinois Chamber of Commerce Endorses Rauner for Governor
        * Rauner Web Ad: “Cut from the Same Cloth”
        * Illinois Department of Human Rights Commemorates International Day of Peace
        * Quinn Misleads Public on IDOT Again




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller