Illinois Governor’s Race: Rauner Unseats Quinn

CHICAGO (CBS)| Nov 5, 2014

In a major win with national implications for Republicans, businessman Bruce Rauner declared victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, in one of the most bitterly fought elections in recent Illinois history.

“This election is about bringing back our great state,” Rauner told his supporters Tuesday night. “This is a victory for our taxpayers who need a lower tax burden.”

“The voters have spoken.”

With 99 percent of the vote counted, Rauner was holding a five point edge (about 177,000 votes) over the incumbent Democrat.

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Author: UI