Pritzker, Rauner Spend More Per Day On Campaigns Than The Average Illinois Family Makes Per Year

Bernie Tafoya
July 17, 2018 - 7:44 am
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JB Pritzker, left, Bruce Rauner


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The two major candidates for governor of Illinois have been spending more money per day on their campaigns than the average Illinois family takes in per year. 

According to the Census, the average Illinois family takes in about $61,000 a year.

According to the latest quarterly campaign spending reports (for the period from April 1st through June 30th), Democrat JB Pritzker spent about $221,000 a day while Republican Governor Bruce Rauner spent about $86,000 a day.

JB for Governor spent more than $20 million during the second quarter of the year while Citizens for Rauner spent $7.8 million.

The reports filed with the state indicate Pritzker’s campaign received $30,400,000 from 13 individual contributions during the three month period.  Thirty-million dollars of that came from Pritzker himself and $250,000 of it came from one of his cousins, Matthew Pritzker.

Rauner’s campaign hauled in $858,0000 from April through June, but none of it from Rauner's own pocket. Rauner had 682 individual contributions, the largest being $75,000 from Andrew Berlin of Berlin Packaging.