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Korecki: Griffin’s millions signal GOP’s do-or-die goal for governor

Kenneth Grifffounder chief executive officer Citadel Investment Group Inc. speaks during 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference Los Angeles.  |

Kenneth Griffin, founder and chief executive officer of Citadel Investment Group Inc., speaks during the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. | Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg photo

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Updated: July 23, 2014 6:14AM

For all the talk about Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s exorbitant wealth, his nine homes, his self-proclaimed spot among the “.01 percent,” there are those in Illinois who are far wealthier.

At the top of the list is billionaire Ken Griffin, the CEO and founder of Citadel who already was Rauner’s top campaign contributor (outside of Rauner’s own donations) when he grabbed front-page headlines two weeks ago with his record-breaking $2.5 million contribution to Rauner’s gubernatorial campaign....READ MORE

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