Some political strategists say a competitive Republican primary for governor could help challengers further down the ballot, like for state representative or senator. Four candidates are seeking the G-O-P nomination for governor. University of Illinois - Springfield political scientist Kent Redfield says one candidate for governor - Bruce Rauner - is trying to bring in new Republican voters to the primary.
Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, and Dan Rutherford (ROO-the-ford) are also running for governor. Meantime - Redfield says Democratic turnout could be low - since itís possible no Democrat running statewide will face a primary challenger. That could make it harder for any incumbent to lose their seat in the primary.
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