Kwame Raoul pulls in $400k in June. Toni Preckwinkle gives aspiring AG $25k boost.

SHARE Kwame Raoul pulls in $400k in June. Toni Preckwinkle gives aspiring AG $25k boost.
SHARE Kwame Raoul pulls in $400k in June. Toni Preckwinkle gives aspiring AG $25k boost.

In the four weeks following the end of the legislative session, state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) raised more than $400,000 from more than 450 donors — including Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle.

“He has received wide-spread support in his fundraising efforts thus far, including $25,000 from Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle,” says Hanah Jubeh, a senior advisor to Raoul. “He’s received broad-based support not just from her but from other (elected officials) as well.”

Raoul told the Sun-Times in March that he would make a bid for Illinois Attorney General should Lisa Madigan vacates her post to run for governor. He said he would await the conclusion of the Springfield session to focus on fund-raising.

“This is under the assumption that if there should be a position that is open he will be positioned to best capitalize on that,” says Jubeh.

The WWLD (What will Lisa Do?) question continues to bounce around as other aspiring politicians await her next move. Today, Lisa Madigan again said she still hasn’t made a decision.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has also announced she is interested in Lisa Madigan’s much-coveted AG spot. Her numbers were not yet available.

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