AP: Illinois Gov. Rauner wins GOP nomination for 2nd term
CHICAGO (AP) —
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.