Next year, Illinois could have one of the most expensive gubernatorial campaigns the country has ever seen.
Among Democrats, recent filings show that J.B. Pritzker spent more than $9 million in the last three months, much of it on media. The candidate says he plans to spend only his own money on the campaign. By contrast, State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, raised about $1 million from donors.
Chris Kennedy raised $700,000 and spent almost all of it. Chicago Ald. Ameya Pawar raised $139,000. State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, raised $66,000.