* I have a feeling this is gonna become so commonplace that by late October it might not even be newsworthy. Rick Pearson…
Republican Bruce Rauner plowed $1.5 million more into his campaign for governor against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, newly filed reports with the State Board of Elections showed today.
The latest donation brings to nearly $8.1 million the amount of personal funds Rauner has given to his first-time bid for public office.
*** UPDATE *** From the Quinnsters…
Bruce Rauner Donates Another $1.5 Million to Himself
Rauner Continues Hiding Complete Income Tax Forms from Previous Three Years That Would Disclose Sources of Income to Public
CHICAGO – One day after proposing a tax plan that would decimate public education and create a whole new tax on services across Illinois, Bruce Rauner today contributed another $1.5 million to himself, bringing the grand total of Rauner’s mostly self-funded campaign to $8.1 billion.
However, despite calls from the media and Governor Pat Quinn to release his complete income tax return documents like other candidates have done, Rauner is continuing to hide the information that would shed light on his sources of income from the public. Governor Quinn, nominee for Lt. Governor Paul Vallas and even presidential candidate Mitt Romney released their complete income tax records.
Below is a statement from Quinn for Illinois Communications Director Brooke Anderson:
“Until Bruce Rauner releases his complete income tax returns, the public is left in the dark about how he made the millions of dollars he is now using to bankroll false television ads against Governor Quinn.
“The people of Illinois deserve to know the facts about their candidates’ finances.
“What exactly is Rauner hiding?”