(Chicago, IL) — October 22, 2010. Chicago Tribune owner Sam Zell, whose newspaper has endorsed GOP governor nominee Bill Brady over Governor Pat Quinn, yesterday dropped $25,000 into the downstate senator’s campaign kitty, bringing Zell’s total donations to Brady to $65,000, according to state election records.
Zell donated $25,000 on June 14 and $15,000 only three-weeks ago on October 1 before the latest donation.
Including the Zell contribution, Brady today reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections a total of $765,504.Quinn today reported no contributions, but yesterday filed $124,492.
Candidates are required to report all contributions $500 or greater 30 days before the election within 2 business days.
UPDATE: 10:39 p.m.
Quinn filed late tonight at 10:00 p.m., reporting a whopping $1,213,948.
That’s a lot of dough.
There are 10 days until November 2, folks.