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Illinois Elections 2010: Outpacing Bill Brady, Gov. Pat Quinn Reports $1.2 Million in Campaign Cash within 48 Hours

(Chicago, IL) — October 22, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn reported late tonight that his campaign hauled in a whopping $1.2 million in campaign cash within the last 48 hours, according to state election records.

At 10:00 p.m. tonight, Friday, Quinn filed a report totaling $1,213,948. Earlier today, the governor’s GOP rival, Bill Brady, reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections a total of $765,504 in contributions. Yesterday Quinn filed $124,492.

Illinois candidates are required to report all contributions $500 or more within two business days 30 days before the election.

Quinn’s big contributors in the latest round included:

  • $350,000 – AFSCME Special Account, Washington, D.C.
  • $200,000 – SEIU HealthCare IL IN PAC
  • $125,000 – Construction and General Laborers’ District Council
  • $100,000 – AFSCME Illinois Council 31
  • $100,000 – SEIU IPEA, Washington, D.C.
  • $100,000 – UAW Illinois PAC
  • $100,000 – UFCW Active Ballot Club General Fund, Washington, D.C.

Upon hearing of Quinn’s latest fund-raising bonanza, a top House lawmaker expressed his confidence that Quinn will beat Brady.

Reached late tonight, Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) said, “When Quinn was down by 13 points months ago, I was saying then he would win, and I remain confident he’s going to pull it off. These fund-raising numbers reveal that he has the means to get across the finish line.”

With still 10 days before the election, there is more money to come.

Stay tuned.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and blogger at The Huffington Post, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.


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