* The Tribune looks at reported campaign contributions so far in the attorney general’s race…
*Among the eight Democrats running in the March 20 primary, state Sen. Kwame Raoul tops the field in money so far. The longtime lawmaker started with more than $406,000 in the bank at the end of September and has added about $540,000 in donations since.
*In many cases, candidates have written big checks to their campaign funds. That includes Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, who gave her campaign loans of $178,000 last week, listing a total of about $530,000 in fundraising in the last quarter.
*Chicago Park District President Jesse Ruiz has loaned his campaign $100,000 and contributed a few thousand more, and records show he has raised about $475,000 so far.
*State Rep. Scott Drury recently chipped in $170,000 to his bid and has collected about $364,000 all told.
According to the article, former Gov. Quinn has reported raising about $81K. Sharon Fairley chipped in about $240K to her own campaign. Aaron Goldstein gave himself $185K and raised less than $9K. Renato Mariotti raised about $160,000.