Governor Pat Quinn and his GOP rival, Bruce Rauner are scheduled to appear together for the first time in the 2014 campaign for Illinois governor. Quinn and Rauner are to discuss education policy during a Friday meeting of the Illinois Education Association in Chicago. Quinn is a Chicago Democrat seeking his second full term as governor. Rauner is a Winnetka businessman making his first bid for public office. He defeated three other candidates to win the GOP nomination last month. Education already has been a major campaign issue. Quinn wants to make Illinois' temporary income tax hike permanent to invest more money in schools. Rauner and his wife have donated millions for charter schools and teacher merit pay. He's ripped Quinn for cutting school funding in recent years.
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