(AP) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has banked about $12 million for his November re-election bid.
The Chicago Democrat released his second-quarter campaign finance report. It shows Quinn raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June 30. Quinn's campaign says more than two-thirds of his 1,357 donors gave $100 or less. But among his biggest contributors are labor unions and the Democratic Governors Association.
Republican Bruce Rauner says he raised about $8 million in the second quarter and has about $3.5 million on hand for his bid for Illinois governor. The Winnetka businessman's campaign released fundraising totals for the three-month period that ended June 30. Rauner is a multimillionaire who already has given more than $6 million to his own campaign.
Last month Rauner also received a $2.5 million donation from Chicago hedge fund CEO Ken Griffin. That's believed to be the largest single Illinois campaign contribution in the post-Watergate era.
The race between Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner is expected to be one of the most competitive and costly in the nation.