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Top 10 contested state races each now have $2M plus war chests

Oct 07, 2016 - Chicago Sun-Times

In an unprecedented burst of political cash, there are now 10 state races with more than $2 million invested in each of them with just a month to go before the elections.

At the top of the list is the Illinois Comptroller's race - incumbent Republican Leslie Munger versus Democratic Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza. As of Friday, the two combined campaigns had´┐Ż$7.4 million in their war chests, Munger largely ahead with $5.6 million.

Such big-money attention on the comptroller r...