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Darren Bailey gets $2 million from Richard Uihlein.

SPRINGFIELD — Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey obtained the biggest contribution of the overall election cycle from his most beneficiant benefactor, billionaire megadonor Richard Uihlein, based on Illinois State Board of Elections data.

Uihlein’s $2 million donation to the state senator from southeastern Illinois got here on Tuesday, the identical day that Bailey and incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker had their second and remaining televised debate.

It was the packing and delivery agency CEO’s second donation to Bailey since he received the Republican major in June. On Aug. 29, Uihlein contributed $1 million to Bailey’s marketing campaign.

Bailey’s mom, Norma Jean Bailey, donated $700,000 to her son’s marketing campaign on Oct. 7, bringing her whole marketing campaign contributions to greater than $1 million, state data present.

With Tuesday’s donation, Uihlein has given about $54 million to again Bailey, most of it because the chief funding supply for a political motion committee allied with the state senator and rich farmer from Xenia. That PAC, the People Who Play By The Rules, is run by right-wing radio speak present host Dan Proft, of Naples, Florida.

Uihlein gave the PAC $20 million in July, and a $13.9 million contribution on Oct. 5 introduced his whole contributions to $42 million. The PAC aired $12.5 million value of advertisements from July via September and has since spent one other $5 million on marketing campaign commercials aimed toward serving to Bailey get elected.

According marketing campaign finance experiences for the year’s third quarter, Bailey raised $2 million from July via September, with half of that coming from Uihlen’s Aug. 29 contribution. Bailey spent $1.6 million in the course of the third quarter, leaving about $767,000in money available as of Sept. 30, the experiences present.

Campaign finance experiences present Pritzker, a billionaire who’s self-financing his marketing campaign, spent greater than $38 million between the beginning of July and the top of September

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