The stage is now set for a high-stakes, big-money battle for Illinois governor.
Although the race was much closer than pre-election polls had predicted, businessman Bruce Rauner held on to defeat Kirk Dillard and two other challengers to claim the Republican nomination.
Rauner says he will end Governor Pat Quinn’s legacy of failure. Quinn, meanwhile, is wasting no time going on the attack.
He had a new TV ad ready even before the election returns were in, criticizing Rauner’s shifting position on the minimum wage.
Quinn says voters have a lot to learn about the Republican nominee.