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Rauner, Pritzker attacks started long before matchup was set
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Rauner, Pritzker attacks started long before matchup was set

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and billionaire Democratic businessman J.B. Pritzker spent millions attacking each other even before their 2018 matchup was set, providing a preview of just how brutal and astronomically expensive the race for the state's top job is expected to be. Rauner is considered one of the nation's most…

Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker to Face Off in Illinois
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Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker to Face Off in Illinois

But Mr. Rauner, 61, survived a challenge from Jeanne Ives, a Republican legislator and Army veteran who took a hard-right stance on social issues and attacked him for being insufficiently conservative. Mr. Rauner appealed for unity in a speech on Tuesday night, imploring Republicans, independents and Democrats to give him another term in office to…

Pritzker wins, Rauner leads in Illinois governor primaries
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Pritzker wins, Rauner leads in Illinois governor primaries

CHICAGO (AP) — Billionaire J.B. Pritzker won the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor on Tuesday, defeating a member of a famous political family and a self-described "middle-class candidate" to advance to what could be the most expensive governor's race in U.S. history. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a wealthy former private equity investor who like Pritzker…