Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has made a $500,000 donation to his own campaign, effectively lifting the cap on political contributions for everyone vying for the office. Mike Schrimpf is spokesman for Rauner. He says the donation will help pay for television ads the wealthy businessman's campaign is launching statewide. State law sets limits on how much money people may donate to campaigns. But it also states if any candidate contributes more than $250,000 to their own race, the limits come off. Rauner is a political newcomer who already had raised more than his three GOP rivals, state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
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