* Tom Kacich…
The 102nd [House] District race already is up to more than $335,000 in funds raised either by or on behalf of the candidates — Jim Acklin of Ogden, Brad Halbrook of Shelbyville and Randy Peterson of Paris.
Halbrook, who is backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner and has the money to show it, is tops with more than $190,000 raised. Among his donations: $10,800 from the governor and his wife; $53,000 from Citizens for Rauner, Inc.; and about $86,000 from the Liberty Principles PAC, which is funded by Rauner and his allies. […]
Meanwhile, Peterson last week reported another $15,000 into his campaign fund from the campaign fund of retiring Rep. Adam Brown, R-Champaign. Brown is almost singlehandedly subsidizing Peterson’s campaign; $40,000 of the $40,450 in contributions to Peterson’s campaign have come from Brown, who currently represents the 102nd District.
Acklin, the third candidate in the race last week reported $69,000 in new contributions, including $50,000 from the Illinois Education Association and $15,000 from the Associated Firefighters of Illinois. He also got $2,000 from the State Universities Annuitants Association. Acklin’s fundraising total is up to almost $105,000.
Acklin is backed by former Gov. Jim Edgar. He reported another $60K or so today, most of it from the Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC.
* But there’s also some new oppo out there on Acklin, so we’ll see where this goes.