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Republican candidate for Illinois governor appears in Quincy


An Illinois businessman with his sights set on the governor's office made his first stop in Quincy on Tuesday.

Republican candidate Bruce Rauner toured Knapheide Manufacturing and held a town hall meeting with Knapheide employees, along with local business and community leaders. Rauner says the state of Illinois is a disaster, and action needs to be taken immediately to turn the government around.

"All the career politicians in Springfield are failing us miserably," Rauner said. "We're the worst run state in America.  Rising taxes, deteriorating schools, high unemployment, taxes out of control, spending out of control."

The Republican gubernatorial primary will take place next March.  Rauner's current opponents are State Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, along with Illinois Secretary of State Dan Rutherford.

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