Candidate stops right in our backyard

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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