Why Has the State Comptroller’s Race Pulled In $8M In Donations?

Why Has the State Comptroller’s Race Pulled In $8M In Donations?

The race for the somewhat-obscure office of Illinois State Comptroller has pulled in more than $8 million in campaign donations.

The Comptroller decides which payments get made when.

State constitutional officers are usually elected in non-presidential years, but this is a special election: Judy Baar Topinka died shortly after winning the 2014 comptroller election.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Republican Leslie Munger to a short term. Susana Mendoza is the Democratic candidate.