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07/31/2013 02:04 pm ET

Want To Become Governor Of Illinois? Woo Latinos

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Illinois' list of gubernatorial hopefuls continues to grow as the campaign season for the March 18 primary gains steam. While midterm elections tend to attract fewer voters (and primaries have even lower levels of participation), these midterm primaries have high stakes for Illinois residents as the state's unemployment rate remains higher than the national average, its pension crisis remains unresolved, and its investment in our children's public education has diminished by $670 million since fiscal year 2009.

At this stage in the primary, gubernatorial challengers Bill Brady, Bill Daley, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford have been focused on initiating effective campaign announcements, raising money to demonstrate their credibility and carefully crafting their profiles into those of legitimate chief executives. Some have initiated "listening tours," while others are carving space for themselves by announcing their plans to resolve the impasse of the day.

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