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Friday, Nov 7, 2014 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Kent Redfield sent this to me on election day and I shared it with subscribers. Here are the top contributors to Bruce Rauner since he started running in 2013. His total raised as of election day at 9:45 am was $65.89 million

$27,559,000 Rauner, Bruce
$8,650,000 Republican Governors Association
$4,939,000 Griffin, Kenneth – Financial Citadel
$2,526,000 Illinois Republican Party – in-kind contributions (Citizens for Rauner transferred $7.950 million to the IL Rep. Party)
$640,000 Uihlein, Richard & Elizabeth - Uline Corp
$565,000 IL Manufacturers Association Manufacturers PAC
$405,000 Christie, Elizabeth – Retired executive - Manufacturing
$405,000 Jannotta Jr, Edgar – Financial Investor
$280,000 Tullman, Glen - Financial 7Wire Ventures
$253,000 Digital Greensigns
$250,000 IL State Medical Society PAC
$250,000 Singer, Paul – Business Elliot Management Corp
$247,000 MacLean-Fogg Company & MacLean family
$223,000 Alpine Bancorporation Inc
$219,000 Macneil, David – Manufacturing McNeil Automotive Products
$205,000 Mansueto, Joe - Financial - Morningstar
$161,000 Keiser, Michael – Manufacturing RPG Corp
$155,000 Schwertfeger, Timothy Retired Nuveen Investments
$150,000 IL Chamber of Commerce Chamber PAC
$136,000 Lefkofsky, Eric – Financial Lightbank
$135,000 Trott, Byron – Financial BDT Capital Partners
$111,000 PEAK6 Investments
$110,000 Associated General Contractors of IL
$105,000 Kunkler, William – Manufacturing CC Industries
$104,000 Pritzker, Jennifer – Financial Tawani Enterprises
$100,000 Siebel, Tony – Energy C3 Energy
$100,000 Brinson, Gary, Financial GB Brinson Investments
$100,000 Childs, John – Financial JW Childs Assocaites

* Here are Gov. Quinn’s top contributors since 2013. His total raised was $31.42 million

$4,941,000 Democratic Governors Association
$1,778,000 SEIU IL Council PAC Fund
$1,250,000 SEIU HealthCare IL IN PAC
$1,005,000 Eychaner, Fred – Media Newsweb Corp
$1,120,000 UA Political Education Committee Pipe Trades
$781,000 Laborers Political League Education Fund
$583,000 Engineers Political Education Committee Separate Education Com IUOE
$555,000 IUOE Local 150
$551,000 IL Education Association IPACE
$567,000 IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund
$513,000 United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
$500,000 Drive Political Committee Teamsters
$378,000 Illinois Federation of Teachers
$355,000 SEIU COPE – National
$352,000 Pritzker, J.B. & M.K. - Financial Pritzker Group
$300,000 International Association of Fire Fighters
$281,000 I UPAT Political Action Together Painters Union
$278,000 UAW IL United Auto Workers
$253,000 Construction & Gen Laborers District Council Chicago & Vicinity
$250,000 UAW V – CAP
$250,000 Chicago Land Operators Joint-Labor Management PAC (IUOE Local 150)
$200,000 American Federation of Teachers
$200,000 Working for Working Americans
$188,000 Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
$178,000 IL Hospital Association
$175,000 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel
$160,000 Brandt, William CEO Development Specialist, Inc. & Development Specialists
$148,000 IUOE Local 399
$131,000 Realtor PAC IL Realtors Assn
$129,000 Cook County Teachers Unions (Community College)
$115,000 Teamsters Volunteers in Politics

* Kent also aggregated Quinn’s top 10 union groups…

$3.383 million SEIU
$1.741 million IUOE
$1.491 million Pipe Trades Unions
$1.387 million Laborers Unions
$1.381 million Teacher Unions
$0.791 million Teamsters
$0.660 million IBEW
$0.528 million UAW
$0.513 million UFCW
$0.467 million Fire Fighters Unions

Total: $12.342 million

* Keep in mind that these totals don’t include Independent Expenditures by groups like Illinois Freedom PAC, the Local 150 spending for the Libertarian Party candidate, Personal PAC’s money, and ballot initiative money. When you total all that up, we’re over $100 million.

       

23 Comments
  1. - lake county democrat - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 10:53 am:

    Rauner: $175,000 Chicago for Rahm Emanuel

    Anyone know who these folks are?


  2. - Cassiopeia - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 10:58 am:

    The Realtor’s PAC stands out as the only business group on Quinn’s side. What gives with that?


  3. - Ginhouse Tommy - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:06 am:

    27 million out his own pocket? Why? Was it that important for him to be governor? With that much money he could buy his own country.


  4. - Peoria Guy - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:09 am:

    Of course it was that important to him for him to be governor or he would not have spent it. Shrugs.


  5. - One to the Dome - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    Great list of everyday people


  6. - okgo - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    Lets keep a close eye on appointments now. We don’t want a Blagojevich 2.0.

    Should we be looking at the $25,000 level? Or is it higher?


  7. - anon - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:13 am:

    Making it more inexplicable why Quinn chose to alienate his base with the pension theft. The union organizations may have donated $ but the members didn’t go to the polls to vote for him.


  8. - Jasper - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:22 am:

    It looks like Rauner has stacked up a lot of obligations. Hang on folks….it’s gonna be a rough ride.


  9. - Lunchbox - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    Jasper, Rauner could self-fund a re-election twice as expensive and still not bat an eye.


  10. - Gooner - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:35 am:

    At risk of being fitted for that tin foil hat –

    $27 million to be Gov? That’s sounds crazy.

    $27 million to provide a base to run for President? After you’ve made millions, what else is there? It is the ultimate vanity purchase.

    Maybe he’s thinking one term, declare it a success, and then use Republican from a blue state as the means to 2020.

    On the other hand, if he blew $27 million just to be IL Gov., that’s crazy.


  11. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    President Obama won in 2012 despite huge expenditures against him by very few wealthy people of the likes of Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers. Pat Quinn is not Barack Obama.

    Still, weren’t we warned in the past about very few wealthy people having so much money to get access to the government?

    I believe also that unions can have too much power, and that’s not right necessarily, but unions represent many thousands of workers, whereas Rauner and Griffin are only two people.

    I heard on the news this morning, with the October 2014 jobs report, that wages are still stagnant, and the very wealthy again made gains.

    I also heard that during this election, two thirds of voters saw income inequality as a problem…yet the majority voted for a party whose policies favor the very wealthy. W-o-w.


  12. - okgo - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:50 am:

    Ladies and Gentleman, the Rauner Transition Team:

    Manny Sanchez – Founder and Managing Partner, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP; Co-Chair, Latinos for Obama
    Contribution: $2,000
    ###
    State Representative Jill Tracy – 94th District, Illinois House of Representatives
    Contribution: $5,000
    ###
    Ron Gidwitz – Partner, GCG Partners
    Contribution: $30,300
    ###
    John Gates – Chairman and CEO, PortaeCo, LLC.
    Contribution: $2,500
    ###
    Rob Funderburg – Chairman and owner, Alpine Bank
    Contribution: $11,588.57
    Contribution from Alpine Bank: $222,707
    ###
    Sarah Frey-Talley – President, CEO Frey Farms
    Contribution: $1,000
    ###
    Jim Schultz – Founder of Open Prairie and Managing Director of Open Prairie Ventures I and II
    Contribution: $5,000
    Contribution from Open Prairie: $10,500
    ###
    Eleni Bousis – Board Chair for the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre, Entrepreneur of Frontida (CARE) Institution supporting and assisting women and families in need and Board Member for Leadership 100 and the Little City Foundation.
    Contribution: $5,300
    ###
    Beth Christie – Founder and CEO, Avent America
    Contribution: $405,300


  13. - MrJM - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 12:22 pm:

    “27 million out his own pocket? Why? Was it that important for him to be governor?”

    • Bruce Rauner is presumed to be a billionaire.
    • A billion dollars is one thousand million dollars.
    • The 27 million dollars that Bruce Rauner spent on his campaign is proportionally equivalent to just $2,700 for a man with $100,000. (Just drop the last four zeros off of each number.) And that money was spent over the course of two years.
    • As a proportion of his billion dollar wealth, Bruce Rauner’s campaign for governor was a relatively inexpensive hobby.

    – MrJM


  14. - RNUG - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 12:29 pm:

    - okgo - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 11:12 am: == Should we be looking at the $25,000 level? Or is it higher? ==

    In the mid 1970’s the threshold was $25K for directorship of a large agency and $10K for a smaller one; it’s a bit higher today.


  15. - Team Sleep - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    Gooner - considering that Rick Scott spent $75 million in 2010 and John Corzine spent $38 million in 2005, I would say Bruce Rauner spent less than her perhaps could/should have spent.


  16. - Gabe - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 1:26 pm:

    The real question is what Rauner expects as a return on his investment. Guys like that are too proud to make a bad investment.


  17. - Black Ivy - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 1:29 pm:

    Looks like the Union Bosses lost big. This does not bode well for them…


  18. - Wordslinger - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    BI, whats going to happen to the “union bosses?”

    Quinn had money to compete. Rauners great success was scaring off virtually all money to his primary opponents.


  19. - EyesPeeled - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    So it looks like the bet on Rauner is that he is going to dole out the various Pension Investments to the Ken Griffens and Paul Singers of the world, ala Chris Christie…That’s trouble with these financial bubbles.


  20. - crazybleedingheart - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    ==The Realtor’s PAC stands out as the only business group on Quinn’s side. What gives with that?==

    Realtors can’t outsource.

    In order for them to make money, people actually have to want to live in this state.


  21. - Waldi - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    Sounds like the best government money can buy.


  22. - Belle - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 3:58 pm:

    That is a lot of money. Gabe is right—what does he expect in return?


  23. - Wordslinger - Friday, Nov 7, 14 @ 4:28 pm:

    Rauner spent the money because he wanted the gig as a status symbol, like a Manhattan penthouse with a moat or an oceanfront Key Largo estate.

    He gets bodyguards, doors will be opened for him, his caravan can run red lights, etc. He poured millions into other politicians, why should they get the perks?

    He’s already made plenty off public pensions, Medicare, Medicaid, and gaming the bankruptcy courts. He ain’t looking to soak the taxpayers for personal gain any longer.

    He just wants to be introduced as Gov. Rauner, like Conrad wanted to be addressed as Lord Black of Crossharbour.


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