Daley widens fundraising lead, becomes first mayoral candidate to top $4M
Bill Daley is widening his fundraising lead in the mayoral sweepstakes — and becoming the first candidate vying to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel to top the $4 million mark.
In a fundraising drop late Friday, Daley reported another $430,516 in contributions from deep-pockets donors, bringing his total to $4.11 million.
The heavy hitters include $100,000 contributions from each of the following: the Samuel Zell Revocable Trust owned by the billionaire who formerly owned the Chicago Tribune; Byron Trott, CEO of BDT Capital Partners; Christopher Reyes and M. Jude Reyes, executives of Reyes Holdings LLC.
David Reyes, CEO of the Reyes Beer Division, contributed $25,000 to
The latest money drop puts Daley far ahead of the field in the race for dollars.
It also explains why he’s back on the air with yet another campaign commercial — using the theme, “No more excuses” — hammering away at the issues of crime, taxes and Emanuel’s downtowncentric development.
Daley’s next closest competitors are: Toni Preckwinkle ($2.77 million); Gery Chico $1.57 million; Susana Mendoza ($1.13 million) and Garry McCarthy ($1.04 million).