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Illinois Governor 2014

Pat Quinn Loses Re-Election As Illinois Governor

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Gov. Pat Quinn lost his reelection bid to political newcomer Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race. The Associated Press and NBC Chicago cal...

Bruce Rauner Wins Illinois Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Bruce Rauner defeated incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Illinois governor's race. The Associated Press and NBC Chicago called the race for...

Bruce Rauner Wins Illinois Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican candidate Bruce Rauner emerged the victor of the race for governor of Illinois Tuesday night, narrowly defeating the Democratic incumbent P...

Jobs News Could Be A Boon For Dem Governor In Tense Race

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highli...

Bill Clinton Stumps For Illinois Governor, Dick Durbin In Chicago

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dic...

Newspaper Reverses No-Endorsement Policy To Endorse Ex-Stakeholder

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

A major newspaper's decision to issue its first political endorsement in three years -- for a candidate who previously owned a stake in its parent com...

Koch-Backed Group Ramps Up Intervention In Tight Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

With less than three weeks to go before voters head to the polls in one of the nation's most contentious gubernatorial races, a conservative advocacy ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Steps Back From Government Shutdown Threat

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Shortly after video surfaced of Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) stating that he is open to shutting down the state government in ord...

Pretty Much No One Excited To Vote In Key Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, de...

Some Dems Say They'll Back GOP Gubernatorial Candidate In Illinois

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - Democratic activist Newton Minow, who served in the Kennedy administration, appeared ...

Illinois Governor's Race Set To Be A Clash Over Economy

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the...

Voters Picking GOP Governor Nominee In Illinois Primary

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Sensing a real chance to put one of their own back in the governor's office, Republican primary voters picked candidates Tuesday who ...

GOP Eyes Big Opportunity In Illinois Governor's Race

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski and Edith Honan March 7 (Reuters) - Illinois, the longtime home of President Barack Obama, has chosen Democrats for...

Sexual Harassment Suit Bad News For GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — While a federal lawsuit against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has publicized salacious sexual harassment allegations, government ...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Sexual Harassment Suit 'Smells Of Politics'

AP | KERRY LESTER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The campaign for Illinois governor took a jarring turn Monday when a former state employee accused a Republican candidate, state Trea...

Ex-Employee Claims GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Sexually Harassed Him

Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A former high-level employee of Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford went public Monday with allegations that the Republican gubernatorial candidate sexu...

Bruce Rauner Abruptly Reverses Course On Lowering Minimum Wage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

In a stunning reversal, Illinois billionaire and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he supports increasing the state's minimum wage ...

Hillary Clinton: Gov. Quinn The 'Luckiest Politician' In America

Posted 09.19.2013 | Chicago

While in Chicago for a charity fundraiser Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated she's been keeping an eye on Illinois politic...

Daley Says He Had Support He Needed To Win Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Despite a months-long effort to unseat him by influential members of his own party, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn emerged as Democrats' presumed ...

Lisa Madigan's Biggest Campaign Issue? Dad, Apparently

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's all-but-inevitable run for governor in 2014, her biggest obstacle may not be current Gov. Pa...

Family Drama Adds Intrigue To 2014 Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.15.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Politics has long been a family business in Illinois, a place where who you know – and who you're related to – m...

Poll: Madigan Leads Quinn Big Time In Governor Matchup

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday has yet more bad news for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's reelection hopes. In the latest poll of Illinois voters conducted by...

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon Won't Be Seeking Reelection

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon announced Wednesday that she won't be running for reelection, but hinted that she'll likely be campaigning for anot...

Speculation Swirls In Lead-Up To 2014 Race For Governor

Posted 01.22.2013 | Chicago

The 2014 race of Illinois governor is still a long way off, but that hasn't stopped several would-be candidates from declaring, teasing and otherwise ...

Bill Daley Says He's Considering Running For Governor

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley said Thursday that he's "seriously" considering a run for Illinois governor in 2014, a mo...