Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than all four of his potential Republican rivals combined.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley made an unusual and unusually generous gesture on Wednesday, donating more than half a million dollars from his former campaign fund to various Chicago charities and other organizations.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. hasn’t been on the campaign trail for months, as he’s kept out of the public eye while being treated for bipolar disorder, but he’s certainly been spending his campaign cash, and lots of it.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that a non-profit political organization backing pro-Emanuel aldermanic candidates should reveal the names of its contributors.
Rahm Emanuel reinforced his status as the frontrunner in the race to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley on Thursday, revealing he has amassed a campaign warchest of nearly $12 million.