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updated: 5/12/2014 6:09 AM

Hull donates to Rauner's gubernatorial campaign

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's donors include millionaire businessman Blair Hull, who lost a 2004 Democratic U.S. Senate primary.

Hull wrote an April check to Rauner for $5,000, but says the Winnetka venture capitalist who's poured millions of his own money into his run doesn't need it. Hull calls it "emotional support."

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He tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he likes Rauner's term limits push. The securities trader says he also admires "wealthy people who want to serve." He's also donated tens of thousands toward a campaign that wants to change how Illinois determines its political boundaries.

Hull spent millions of his own money for his Senate run. Now-President Barack Obama won the seat.

Rauner is challenging Gov. Pat Quinn. The Chicago Democrat is seeking a second full term.

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