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updated: 4/16/2013 5:36 PM

Madigan's campaign funds are triple Quinn's

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  • Gov. Pat Quinn

      Gov. Pat Quinn
    Associated Press

  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

      Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
    Associated Press

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan raised more than $800,000 in political funds compared to $565,000 for Gov. Pat Quinn in the first three months of the year.

Madigan is a potential Democratic primary challenger to Quinn. Madigan says she has not yet decided whether to take on the governor next spring.

Campaign finance reports filed with the state Elections Board show Madigan spent $77,000 during the first quarter and had $4.4 million in the bank on April 1. Quinn spent $119,000 and had $1.5 million on hand.

Among possible Republican candidates, businessman Bruce Rauner's exploratory committee raised more than $1 million and already has taken in $91,000 in large donations since April 1.

GOP Treasurer Dan Rutherford raised $300,000 and had $740,000 in the bank.

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