Illinois Gov. Rauner ends quarter with $19M in campaign fund

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has more than $19 million in his campaign fund after the most recent fundraising quarter. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports that Rauner received $15,000 from three contributors over the three-month quarter ending Oct. 1. That money came from three contributors: Anheuser-Busch, Kraft and a political action committee for certified public accountants. Rauner spent $91,000 from the account with the largest amount going to a law firm for legal consulting services. The governor also has a Turnaround Illinois political action committee. It reported having $2.4 million on June 30 with no reported fundraising since then. Rauner campaign spokeswoman Sarah Clamp says Rauner “is focused on reforming state government and passing a balanced budget.”