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The 2018 race for Illinois governor could be the most expensive in U.S. history. With nine months until election day, the five leading candidates have raised more than $136 million, already exceeding any other contest before in Illinois. Democrat J.B. Pritzker has spent over $34 million of his $49 million campaign chest in an attempt to win the Democratic nomination. And a once sleepy Republican race has seen shifting alliances in recent weeks, after billionaire Dick Uihlein gave $2.5 million to Gov. Bruce Rauner's challenger, Illinois House Rep. Jeanne Ives, who opposes abortion and rights for gay and transgender people.To track this money circus, ProPublica Illinois has created a graphic that will update with the latest fundraising information.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Criticizes Party's 'Win At Any Cost' Attitude

Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate Scott Drury is voicing frustrations with his own party as a key part of his campaign.

Drury is the only Democratic state representative who didn’t vote for Michael Madigan to be House Speaker. He says the state party, which Madigan leads, is about winning at any cost. This, in his opinion, is why his party did not vote to raise the minimum wage when it controlled the governor’s office and had super-majorities in the House and Senate.

"Year after year we say - we plead to a base and say, ‘We’re going to take of you. We’re going to take care of you.’ And then we don’t do anything for them," Drury said.

Other Democrats running for governor include J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, Tio Hardiman, Chris Kennedy, Bob Daiber, and State Sen. Daniel Biss.

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