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GOVERNOR’S RACE COULD GET PRICEY

The 2018 Illinois governor’s race is on pace to be the most expensive in U.S. history, driven by wealthy Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner and top Democratic challenger, J.B. Pritzker. Also running with a healthy bank account is Democrat Chris Kennedy. Together, the candidates have raised more than $100 million in the past year, with most… read more

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STATE OF THE STATE

Gov. Rauner’s first State of the State address focused on the need to make Illinois a more competitive state.  He called on lawmakers to make the business climate less costly, and urged consolidation of some local government units.  Details at FarmWeekNow.com.

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ELECTION EVE

Former governor Jim Edgar and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk toured the state Monday to support Bruce Rauner’s bid for governor. The tour began in Chicago Monday morning at Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant on West Jackson Blvd. then at CJ’s Restaurant in Bloomington at 10, a noon-hour stop at Pasfield House in Springfield. Governor Pat Quinn was… read more

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LATEST POLL

A new Chicago Tribune poll finds the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women.  The poll shows Rauner with a 45%-43% lead over Quinn, but it’s within the margin of error.

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TRACKING POLLS

The Huffington Post tracking poll finds Illinois’ governor’s race a dead heat, with Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democrat Pat Quinn by just 1.6 percentage points. The model currently gives Rauner a 51.9% chance of winning. Too close to call.

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GOVERNOR’S RACE

The Chicago Sun-Times reports a new poll commissioned by the Democratic Governors Association shows Gov. Pat Quinn for the first time pulling ahead of his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner by three percentage points.

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CANDIDATE FOLLOW-UP

Candidates for Governor and Senator appeared Wednesday before the Illinois Ag Legislative Roundtable. We have a story on the gubernatorial candidates on FarmWeekNow.com.  On Friday, check out our story about the Senate candidates.  

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CANDIDATE FORUM

 The Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable is hosting a candidate forum Wednesday in Bloomington for governor and U.S. senator.  Check FarmWeekNow.com and your local RFD Radio affiliate for coverage.

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GUV RACE

The Chicago Sun-Times reports their Early and Often poll finds Republican Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn by a 51%-38% margin in the race for governor. The poll found downstate voters surveyed favor Rauner by a 59%-29% margin.

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GUV RACE

Politico’s Crystal Ball blog says they now favor Bruce Rauner to win this fall’s gubernatorial race. They have changed their rating for Illinois from Toss-up to Leans Republican.

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