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Rauner Backers Provide "Moral Support,"...And Money

Mon, 12 May 2014 05:28:23 CDT
By: AP

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's donors include millionaire businessman Blair Hull, who lost a 2004 Democratic US Senate primary. Hull wrote an April check to Rauner for $5,000, but says the Winnetka venture capitalist who's poured millions of his own money into his run doesn't need it. Hull calls it "emotional support." He says he likes Rauner's term limits push. The securities trader says he also admires "wealthy people who want to serve." He's also donated tens of thousands toward a campaign that wants to change how Illinois determines its political boundaries. Hull spent millions of his own money for his Senate run. Now-President Barack Obama won the seat. Rauner is challenging Gov. Pat Quinn. The Chicago Democrat is seeking a second full term.

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