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Another TV Debate For Gov Candidates

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:37:48 CST
By: AP

The four Republican gubernatorial candidates are gearing up for another televised debate just weeks ahead of the March primary. Tonight's event in Chicago comes as two candidates lag far behind in money. State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady also acknowledge polls that show them behind businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) and Treasurer Dan Rutherford. But they say they're not worried. In fact, Brady says internal polling shows him within reach of Rauner. Dillard received an endorsement this week from the Illinois Retired Teachers Association The primary is March 18. Gov. Pat Quinn faces primary challenger Tio Hardiman, an activist. Quinn's campaign says the Chicago Democrat won't participate in any debates ahead of the primary.

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