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Campaign spending: Rauner raised $75.5M ahead of primary victory


By LGIS Newsfeed | Mar 27, 2018

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner raised $215 per vote cast for him in the gubernatorial primary race last week compared to Rep. Jeanne Ives' $12 per vote, according to the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.

In all, the contentious primary raised $79.9 million – 94 percent of which was raised for Rauner. Ives raised just 5 percent of the total and garnered 48 percent of votes.

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform analyzed how much candidates in the most contested state races raised per vote they received in the Illinois Primary on March 20. The analysis is based on contributions disclosures between Jan. 1, 2017, and March 20. 

JB Pritzker

In the Democratic primary, voters selected JB Pritzker to face Rauner in November. Pritzker raised $124 per vote, compared to Chris Kennedy ($23) and Daniel Biss ($21). Pritzker raised 83 percent of the total $83.4 million raised in the Democratic field.


Primary Results: Governor 


CandidateShare of total fundraisingFunds raisedFunds raised per vote
Bruce Rauner94%$75,450,080$215
Jeanne Ives5%$3,954,162$12
Democratic Governors Association Ad Spending<1%$451,000



CandidateShare of total fundraisingFunds raisedFunds raised per vote
JB Pritzker83%$69,530,883$124
Chris Kennedy9%$6,950,012$23
Daniel Biss8%$6,784,537$21
Bob Daiber<1%

Robert Marshall<1%

Tio Hardiman<1%



Source: Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

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Illinois Representative Jeanne Ives (R-42nd)Illinois Governor Bruce RaunerJ.B. Pritzker for Governor

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