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Elections 2010, Governor General 2010

Illinois Elections 2010: Chicago Tribune Owner Sam Zell Donates $65,000 to Paper’s Endorsed Candidate, Bill Brady

(Chicago, IL) — October 22, 2010. Chicago Tribune owner Sam Zell, whose newspaper has endorsed GOP governor nominee Bill Brady over Governor Pat Quinn, yesterday dropped $25,000 into the downstate senator’s campaign kitty, bringing Zell’s total donations to Brady to $65,000, according to state election records.

Zell donated $25,000 on June 14 and $15,000 only three-weeks ago on October 1 before the latest donation.

Including the Zell contribution, Brady today reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections a total of $765,504.Quinn today reported no contributions, but yesterday filed $124,492.

Candidates are required to report all contributions $500 or greater 30 days before the election within 2 business days.

UPDATE: 10:39 p.m.

Quinn filed late tonight at 10:00 p.m., reporting a whopping $1,213,948.

That’s a lot of dough.

There are 10 days until November 2, folks.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.



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