Statewide Races Drawing Big Campaign Donations

Nick Young
October 28, 2018 - 11:33 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) --With a little more than a week to go before the election, records show some candidates running for two statewide offices have raised significant sums of money over the summer.

In the race for Attorney General, Democrat Kwame Raoul took in $2.7 million dollars the quarter that ended September 30th. The Northwest Herald reports his campaign spent $2.8 million over the same period.  His challenger, Erika Harold, raised $1.8 million with expenditures of $1.9 million.

In the contest for the Secretary of State's office -- records show incumbent Democrat Jesse White had expenditures of more than $275,000 against donations of nearly $489,000 during the quarter.

Republican challenger Jason Helland reported contributions of over $20,500 with expenses reported at $11,600.