Republican Rauner Joins Already-Large IL Gov. Field
CHICAGO (AP) _ Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he’s
running for Illinois governor in 2014.
In a video posted on his website, Rauner says Illinois is in a financial mess.
He says the state needs a political outsider to fix things.
Rauner will face state Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH’-ur-furd) in the GOP
primary. Republican Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady also have expressed
Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’ll run for re-election. Former White House chief of
staff Bill Daley and Attorney General Lisa Madigan are considering a Democratic
It’s Rauner’s first bid for public office, but the wealthy Winnetka businessman
already has shown he can raise campaign funds. He brought in $1.3 million in the
first month after forming his exploratory committee. That includes a $249,000