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Pritzker’s $171,000-a-Day Campaign Costs Him in Illinois Race

  • Billionaire has donated $56 million to his campaign so far
  • Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has given his bid $50 million
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In his run for Illinois governor, billionaire J.B. Pritzker is investing an average of about $171,000 a day from his fortune to try to win a job that pays $177,412 a year and comes with major headaches.

The same enormous wealth that has benefited Pritzker’s campaign is now complicating what until a few weeks ago looked like an easy victory for him in the March 20 Democratic primary.