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October 21, 2014, 4:33 pm
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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Visit Republican Day at State Fair

The Republican candidates for governor have spelled out their arguments for why they are the most electable option for 2014.


State Senator Bill Brady argues that he learned valuable lessons from his narrow loss to Governor Pat Quinn in 2010, and can now get the last few thousand votes needed for victory.


State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he's the only one among the four who has actually won a statewide race.


Senator Kirk Dillard says he's the right template for victory... a suburbanite who can appeal to both conservatives and moderates.


And Bruce Rauner says his advantage is that he's never held elective office... so he hasn't been part of the problem for the past 20 years.


All four appeared at Thursday's Republican Day rally at the Illinois State Fair.

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