Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rauner Donates 100K To Indiana Gubernatorial Campaign

Gov. Bruce Rauner has tossed in $100,000 of his own money to boost the campaign of Indiana's Republican gubernatorial candidate even as the two states compete to lure jobs.

The money was given to Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb's campaign.

The $100,000 given is a small fraction of the $16 million that the wealthy former venture capitalist is investing to help the GOP candidates cut into large Democratic majorities in the Illinois Legislature this fall.

Rauner has said he wants to emulate the business-friendly agenda of former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels - for whom Holcomb was a top Statehouse aide and campaign manager.

The donation, which the Holcomb campaign disclosed to state election officials on Monday, comes as Holcomb works to close a large fundraising shortfall with the Democratic candidate John Gregg since he was picked by Indiana GOP leaders to replace Mike Pence, who is now Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate.

Information provided by the Springfield State Journal-Register

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