Money Race for Governor's Seat Heats Up

July 20, 2009

AP/File
Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes and Governor Pat Quinn are both expected to seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

And while neither has made an official announcement, their fundraising is doing the talking for them.

Hynes' campaign reported Monday it has more than $3.5 million on hand.

Meanwhile, Quinn's team reports having about $700,000 in the bank.

But things could even out: Both camps say they raised about $900,000 during the first six months of the year.

Meanwhile, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) - who's also said nothing official - raised more than one million dollars, and has about $460,000 on hand.

On the GOP side, Bloomington State Sen. Bill Brady has more than $410,000 to spend on next year's election.

Other Republicans in the race include DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom, and State Senators Matt Murphy and Kirk Dillard.