Don’t under estimate Rauner. The latest presser from his campaign.
Support for Potential Rauner Run for Governor Grows
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2013
Contact: Mike Schrimpf
Leads 2nd Quarter Fundraising & Passes Madigan’s and Quinn’s Online Presence
Chicago, IL – Barely more than halfway through the second quarter fundraising period, potential candidate Bruce Rauner continues to outpace other potential candidates in building a well-funded and comprehensive operation.
Since April 1, the Bruce Rauner Exploratory Committee has raised more than $470,000, bringing its total fundraising haul since announcing the formation of the Exploratory Committee on March 5 to more than $1.75 million and far outpacing other potential candidates for governor.
At the same time, building financial resources has only been one part of Bruce’s efforts. This week, the number of people “liking” Bruce’s Facebook page surpassed 11,000, giving Bruce a larger online presence than both Lisa Madigan and Pat Quinn.
“For any Republican to stand a chance against the Quinns, the Madigans, and the powerful labor union bosses who control Springfield, they will need to be very well funded,” Bruce Rauner said. “At the same time, winning will require committed and passionate support at the grassroots level, which now requires a world-class digital operation. We are laying that foundation now and I am extremely encouraged by the support we are receiving.”
Bruce is currently on a Listening Tour and has made more than 50 stops across Illinois, including visits with voters in Champaign, Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Coles, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Grundy, Kane, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Monroe, Moultrie, Richland, Sangamon, Shelby, Tazewell, Washington and Winnebago counties.