Bruce Rauner

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in Chicago. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / November 4, 2010)

Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner has poured another $1 million of his own money into his bid for the Republican nomination for governor, bringing his out-of-pocket total to $3.25 million, campaign finance reports show.
Rauner, a wealthy equity investor, has raised $9.8 million since launching his campaign last March. About a third of it is his own money.
Campaign reports showed Rauner added his latest contribution a week ago. His personal wealth coupled with an extensive list of donors has served to severely handicap the fundraising of his three rivals for the March 18 GOP nomination — state Sens. Bill Brady of Bloomington and Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford of Chenoa.