Candidate stops right in our backyard

Tim Butler exits a polling station after filling out his ballot as early voting opens across Illinois for the up coming primary elections, at the Sangamon County Building Monday, March 3, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. Early voting opened across Illinois on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Tim Butler exits a polling station after filling out his ballot as early voting opens across Illinois for the up coming primary elections, at the Sangamon County Building Monday, March 3, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. Early voting opened across Illinois on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. (WTHI) – “This is a critical election. The future of Illinois is on the line,” said gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.

Republican businessman, Bruce Rauner, is making his rounds throughout the state in hopes of becoming the next Illinois governor.

Along the way, he stopped right in our backyard: Lawrenceville, Illinois.

“I decided to run because I love this state passionately. This is my home. I want to fight to protect my home,” said Rauner.

Rauner’s stance includes four key points – important subjects at the top of many Illinois residents’ lists.

“We want more jobs in a booming, pro-business economy. We want lower taxes and lower spending. We want great schools in every district.. and more vocational schools….and we want term limits on all the politicians in Springfield,” said Rauner.

Rauner is hoping his campaign of ‘Shaking up Springfield’ will be enough this year.

“The republican primary matters. We’re going to transform the state, we’re going to shake up Springfield, bring back Illinois,” said Rauner.

Rauner is hoping to run against democratic governor, Pat Quinn, this fall.

He already has over 3,000 signatures to put term limits on the ballot as referendum in November.

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