GOP Voters Almost Sent Illinois' Sitting Governor Packing

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GOP Voters Almost Sent Illinois' Sitting Governor Packing

There was little love lost in the room for Rauner, who will struggle to unify the party ahead of the November general election.

Governor Bruce Rauner says he needs to "find common ground" with the almost half of Republican voters who rallied behind his primary election opponent, Jeanne Ives.

LaSalle County Democrats and Republicans chose their candidates for various county, state and federal positions in Tuesday's primary election. A Republican ballot request and vote for Ives means you do not want state taxes paying for abortions. "We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District", Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider said previously in a statement, according to CNN.

Despite his unpopularity, Rauner's personal wealth means he can not be counted out just yet. Pritzker dumped millions of his own money into the race, vastly outpacing his Democratic rivals.

The Hyatt hotel heir addressed supporters at a Marriott hotel in Chicago, where he immediately began attacking Gov. Bruce Rauner - who at that point had yet to win his own primary.

MONEY did not talk during the Democratic and Republican primary elections held in IL on March 20th-it screamed.

The Democratic hope is that Ives will defeat Rauner in the primary, but will be too conservative to win the general election.

Illinois Democratic candidate for Governor J.B. Pritzker and his Lieutenant Governor pick Juliana Stratton arrive during his primary election night victory speech on March 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

They belong to the same party, meaning they will face off against each other today in the primary, with the victor going on to face the Democratic nominee.

When the dust settled after Tuesday's primary, the race for governor of IL was set - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will face Democratic businessman J.B. Pritzker, an investor and heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune.

"This campaign is about a fight for economic security, about jobs and wages, healthcare and education and human services, for working families in IL", said Pritzker.

The Chicago businessman and heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune put roughly $70 million into his campaign, spending heavily on advertising and staffing campaign offices across IL.

Gov. Rauner said he had not yet spoken with Rep. Ives, but his campaign has reached out to her representatives and he expects to speak with her soon. Jones ran unopposed in the GOP primary. But, according to recent polling, many IL voters don't believe that Rauner has governed well - and that's a problem for him. The challenger also got a boost from devious ads from the Democratic Governors' Association calling her too conservative for IL (an effort to help her against Rauner). J.B. Pritzker won the Democratic nomination with fewer than 50% of the votes in a crowded field of candidates.

His sister, Penny Pritzker, served as a US commerce secretary in President Barack Obama's administration.

But in a remarkable twist, Rauner, the incumbent GOP governor, has yet to clinch his own party's nomination.

His opponent, Jeanne Ives, was more specific on those issues during her campaign.

Raoul and Quinn battled it out through competing campaign ads in the final push of the primary election, accusing each other of conflicts of interest and other inappropriate behavior.

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