9:21 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Healthy lead for Rauner in governor’s race

The Illinois primary is a week away--and businessman Bruce Rauner has a healthy lead in the Republican race for governor.  The billionaire venture capitalist has made job creation a capstone of his campaign, and says he understands how hard it is for families to get ahead in Illinois.

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State News
4:59 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Emanuel criticizes Rauner on min. wage stance

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is criticizing his close friend running for Illinois governor - after he back-pedaled his stance on minimum wage.  Bruce Rauner is a venture capitalist running for governor as a Republican.  Rauner recently changed positions on what Illinois’ minimum wage should be.  A month ago - Rauner said the state should reduce its minimum wage.  Now - he says the entire country should raise it.  Mayor Emanuel says reducing the minimum wage is a backwards idea.

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5:01 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Rauner releases tax returns

One of the Republicans running for governor had a very good year in 2012. Bruce Rauner released his tax returns Monday. Rauner says he made more than $53 million:

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9:58 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Rauner continues to rake in contributions

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner continues to rake in major contributions since he lifted Illinois' new campaign finance cap last week.   While Rauner's opponents are freed from caps as well, he's the been the only one to get such major, and immediate, benefit.

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11:25 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Rauner pushing term limits for governor

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner is drumming up his campaign for governor with a second campaign. Rauner, a Republican, is trying to get a question on the 2014 ballot that could lead to major changes in state government.  Illinois Public Radio Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky spoke with Rauner about the petition drive:                                                         


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7:01 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Rauner joins Republican Governors race

A wealthy Chicago area businessman is joining the race for the Republican nomination for Governor. Bruce Rauner used the internet to make his announcement.   IPR’s Sean Crawford reports:

Rauner's video is both a good way to deliver a message and avoid reporter's questions. 

The millionaire venture capitalist who co-founded a private equity firm  has been rumored to be a candidate for months.  He's been traveling the state on what he called "listening tours." 

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