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Rauner Makes Campaign Stop in Springfield

Updated: Thursday, May 1 2014, 10:56 AM CDT

ILLINOIS -- Bruce Rauner was in town today, pushing his ideas for business and small government. The Republican candidate for governor came to Springfield today to speak to Illinois business leaders.

Rauner made a downstate appearance today, speaking at lunchtime with a conference of business leaders. The businesspeople were there for the Employer Action Day put on by the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

Rauner, a multimillionaire businessman, reiterated his positions on reducing barriers he says impede the growth of businesses in Illinois.

"My friends are leaving the state," he said. "My friends are leaving. Business owners are leaving the state. They're moving to Texas. They're moving to Tennessee. They're moving to Indiana. They're moving to Wisconsin. They're moving to Florida. Many of them have said to me, 'Bruce, get with it. Wake up. You should leave too. Check your residency in Florida, like I just did.' And you know what? That makes me mad."

Quinn was also invited to the breakfast, but sent a representative instead. An organizer for the event said Quinn had a scheduling conflict. We called the governor's office to see what the scheduling conflict was, but got no response.

Rauner, who has pushed for term limits for lawmakers, said he only plans to serve two terms. Quinn, who is running for his second term, has said this would be his last term as well.

Rauner Makes Campaign Stop in Springfield


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