Kirk Dillard, the Republican Illinois senator from Hinsdale who is running for governor of Illinois, has been given $50,000 in contributions from the Illinois Education Association (IEA), according to a Sun-Times report on Sunday.
Reportedly, the donation to Dillard’s election effort is needed a great deal. Even with the generous donation from the state’s education organization, the contribution is much smaller than Dillard had received four years ago from the same organization. In 2010, the educator’s group donated $250,000 to his election effort.
The donation from the educator’s organization was made public last week when the Illinois Education Association’s political segment – the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education (IPACE) – made a report on the contribution.
With the contribution, Dillard said that he wants to put out a television ad in the closing days of the upcoming election. The governor’s primarily election will be held on March 18, 2014. Currently, Bruce Rauner is leading in the polls for that race.