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Illinois Primary Results: Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Nominaton, Calls Pat Quinn A 'Failure'

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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. The debate on raising Illinois? minimum wage _ an issue that?s percolated for years _ could take center stage throughout the 2014 election season as Quinn vows to get legislation approved in Springfield by year?s end and Republicans work to fine tune their stances. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican nominee for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says Gov. Pat Quinn is a failure and "we're going to get him gone this November."

Rauner spoke Tuesday after defeating state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady and Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH'-ur-furd) in the GOP primary. Quinn easily won the Democratic nomination.

Rauner is a wealthy businessman from Winnetka. He says Quinn has chased employers out of Illinois, raised taxes and driven up unemployment.

Rauner says the best way to get people working again is to run Illinois like a business. He says the choice for voters in November is "between failure of the past and a new day."

Quinn says he's a champion of the working class who will fight to raise the minimum wage.

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