(Bloomington, IL) -- Big money is playing a major role in the race for Illinois governor. Republican candidate Bruce Rauner recently cashed in on a two-and-a-half-million-dollar donation from his billionaire friend and hedge-fund mogul Ken Griffin, the largest donation ever in Illinois history. Griffin has also loaned Rauner his jet so he can get around the state to get his name out there. While in Bloomington, Rauner says Griffin isn't asking for any favors or special deals, he simply wants to see a change big government. Governor Quinn's campaign responded to the big donation by saying, quote, "We believe in government of the many - not government of the money."