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Illinois Election Day: Republicans to pick nominee to face Gov. Pritzker

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - Illinois Republicans on Tuesday will choose a nominee to take on Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker, a billionaire who has spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this fall.
Among the Republican front-runners is conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey, a farmer who received former President Donald Trump's endorsement Saturday. Bailey raised his statewide profile during the pandemic by opposing Pritzker's COVID-19 measures. He sued Pritzker over a stay-at-home order the governor issued, and was escorted off the floor of the...
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