Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the Republican nomination for Illinois governor. He beat State Senator Kirk Dillard by about 23-thousand votes. Rauner criticized his opponent - incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn - to his supporters last night:
"He's driven up unemployment. He's risen our taxes more than 60 percent. He's jacked up our real estate taxes while our home values were going down. He's shredded our social services safety net. And he's de-funded our schools while thousands of schoolchildren are trapped in failing schools. He's a failure. We're going to get him gone this November."
Rauner won with about 40 percent of Republican support. State Senator Bill Brady finished without about 15 percent of the vote.
And Treasurer Dan Rutherford had about 8 percent.
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