He is a Democratic Andy McKenna...
A guy who has worked for a large extent running a family business. Was not that involved in local politics before he felt the urge to run himself, and his involvement was mostly writing checks. Just like Andy he is involved in local civic groups and such and that's about it.
Even if you go through the list of rich folks who have run for statewide office, the only winner I can recall from the last 20 years or so is Jack Ryan and we know how that turned out.
Blair Hull, Jim Oberweis, Andy McKenna all failed in their attempts to even win a primary statewide.