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AP: Illinois Gov. Rauner wins GOP nomination for 2nd term

AP: Illinois Gov. Rauner wins GOP nomination for 2nd term (File Photo)

Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will face Democrat J.B. Pritzker in November in what could be the most expensive governor's race in U.S. history.

Rauner, a wealthy private-equity investor, won the Republican nomination Tuesday over the insurgent candidacy of conservative state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton.

He will try to win a second term against billionaire Pritzker, who won the Democratic primary over five other candidates, including businessman Chris Kennedy and state Sen. Daniel Biss.

Pritzker has already poured nearly $70 million of his own money into the race. Rauner has spent more than $50 million from his own funds.

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