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Rauner kicks in another $750,000 to Illinois Republican Party

SPRINGFIELD-Republican Bruce Rauner’s generosity to his state party continued Friday with the candidate for governor donating another $750,000 into the coffers of the Illinois Republican Party.

That marks the second straight month that Citizens for Rauner has transferred $750,000 into the state party’s campaign committee.

All told, since mid-June, Rauner has given the Illinois Republican Party $2.775 million, state campaign records show.

By far, the largest expenditures the state GOP has made since Rauner opened up his campaign committee’s fundraising spigot have gone to the House Republican Organization, which is focused on ending House Speaker Michael Madigan’s 71-vote supermajority.

State campaign records show that the House Republican Organization has collected more than $577,000 from the state GOP since June.

If Madigan were to lose just one seat, House Republicans then would have the power under the next governor to block veto override attempts and borrowing proposals.