Bruce Rauner among investors in new Republican House PAC

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(Updated 12:00 p.m.)

A new PAC aimed at shedding the Republicans’ “superminority” status in the Illinois House emerged this week.

The new Reform PAC filed papers of organization on Monday. So far, it’s already raised more than $100,000 said State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills).

Among the donors? Bruce Rauner, Jack Roeser and Richard Uihlein — all wealthy, influential businessmen.

McSweeney said in an interview Wednesday that the group’s mission is clear: it will financially back Republican candidates for the House to get the GOP out of the “super minority” in that chamber. McSweeney said the goal is to immediately raise $200,000 and the group already has $110,000.

“The mission is general election and not a penny will be spent in the primaries,” McSweeney said in an interview on Wednesday.

McSweeney said he hit up Rauner, Roeser and Uihlein for contributions and said not a dime would be spent

on the governor’s race.

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