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{{Ilelecbanner14}}{{Ilgovtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''Illinois gubernatorial election''' will take place on [[State executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Incumbent Governor [[Pat Quinn]] (D) is running for re-election. Incumbent Lieutenant Governor [[Sheila Simon]], however, opted to run for [[Illinois Comptroller|state comptroller]] in 2014 rather than seek re-election with Quinn.
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Quinn is widely recognized as one of the most, if not the most, vulnerable governors facing re-election in the 2014 electoral cycle.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/blogs/politics/gov-2013-2014-governors-races-vulnerable.html ''Governing Politics,'' "2013-2014 Governor's Races: Who's Vulnerable?," December 11, 2012]</ref>
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Quinn chose ex-Chicago public schools chief [[Paul Vallas]] to replace Simon as his running mate for lieutenant governor. The pair faced one set of token primary challengers and easily scored the Democratic nomination in the March 18 election. Although heavily contested, the Republican primary race also concluded without upset, as decisive frontrunner and wealthy venture capitalist [[Bruce Rauner]] defeated three tickets -- led by state Sens. [[Kirk Dillard]] and [[Bill Brady]] and [[Illinois Treasurer|state treasurer]] [[Dan Rutherford]] -- to win the party's nod. Rauner's primary election victory alongside running mate [[Evelyn Sanguinetti]] cost almost $14 million, including $6 million from his own pocket, the most any gubernatorial candidate has contributed to his own primary campaign in Illinois history.
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The primary also made history by being the first time [[Governor of Illinois|governor]] and [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|lieutenant governor]] shared the ticket in the primary election phase.<ref>[http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/kevin-mcdermott/illinois-gov-quinn-nd-least-popular-incumbent-going-into/article_3e3564ca-aa7e-55a5-9f10-84c235081fe9.html ''St. Louis Today,'' "Illinois Gov. Quinn 2nd least popular incumbent going into 2014," April 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{ilprimaryvoting2014}} The breakdown of results from the March 18 gubernatorial contests showed a conspicuously low number of Democratic votes cast. Comparing the totals to past elections,  2014 had the lowest Democratic turnout since the 1940's, and the last time more votes were cast on the Republican than Democratic primary ballot was 1986. Meanwhile, the Republican vote total was not higher than average.
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A key theme of the primary campaign season was how to handle government employee unions vis-a-vis Illinois' pension -- and general financial -- crisis. Most of the Democrats who participated in the GOP primary are said to have likely wanted to help defeat union-sympathetic state Sen. Kirk Dillard, and/or bolster anti-union crusader Bruce Rauner.<ref name=ballotnews>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/03/shockingly-low-turnout-in-illinois-democratic-primary-suggests-many-democrats-voted-in-republican-primary/ ''Ballot Access News,'' "Shockingly Low Turnout in Illinois Democratic Primary Suggests Many Democrats Voted in Republican Primary," March 20, 2014]</ref> With Quinn's path to the general election clear, hundreds of thousands of Democrats believed their votes would be better spent on the Republican ballot. ''See also: [[Illinois Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014#Primary review, cross-party vote phenomenon|Primary review, cross-party vote phenomenon]]''
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In addition to Rauner, Quinn will defend his seat against third party candidates [[Michael Oberline]] (Constitution Party), [[Chad Grimm]] (Libertarian) and [[Scott Summers]] (Green Party) in the November 4 general election.
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{{State trifecta status|state=Illinois|control=Democratic}}
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==Results==
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===Primary===
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{{ILDemPrimaryGov2014electbox}}
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{{ILRepPrimaryGov2014electbox}}
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==Candidates==
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{{Ilgovbackground2014}}
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==Key deadlines==
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{{ILKeyDates2014SEO}}
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==Polls==
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===Hypothetical match-up polls===
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{{Ilgovpolls14}}
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{{Poll
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|Title=Illinois Governor - Early Republican Primary 2014
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|Poll1=[http://www.battlegroundpolling.com/?p=1093 Battleground Polling]<br>(May 27, 2013)
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|Response1=Dan Rutherford
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|Response2=Bill Brady
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|Response3=Bruce Rauner
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|Response4=Kirk Dillard
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|Response5=Dan Proft
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|Numberpolled1=400
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|Margin of error1 = 4.8
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|Response1Poll1% = 27
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|Response2Poll1% = 19
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|Response3Poll1% = 5
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|Response4Poll1% = 14
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|Response5Poll1%= 13
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}}
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===November 2012===
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Between November 26-28, 2012, Public Policy Polling surveyed 500 registered Illinois voters through live telephone interviews. The respondents were given a series of hypothetical match-ups between [[Democratic]] incumbent [[Pat Quinn]] and three potential [[Republican]] candidates, and asked which of the two candidates they would vote for in the 2014 election. The margin of error is +/- 4.4%.
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<ref>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_IL_112912.pdf ''Public Policy Polling,''  "Quinn in deep trouble, Dems favor Madigan," November 29, 2012]</ref>
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<table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width=90%"><th style="color:white;background-color:#444;" colspan="10">'''Hypothetical match-ups for Governor of Illinois'''</th><tr><td></td><td style="background-color:blue; color:white">Kirk Dillard</td><td style="background-color:blue; color:white">Dan Rutherford</td><td style="background-color:blue; color:white">Aaron Schock</td></tr><!--
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--><tr><td>Percent of the vote</td><td style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFEF00">44%</td><td style="text-align:center" background-color:#FFEF00">43%</td><td style="text-align:center">39%</td></tr><!--
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--><tr><td style="background-color:red; color:white">Pat Quinn's percent of the vote</td><td style="text-align:center;">37%</td><td style="text-align:center">39%</td><td style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFEF00">40%</td></tr><!--
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--><tr><td>Undecided</td><td style="text-align:center">19%</td><td style="text-align:center">18%</td><td style="text-align:center">21%</td></tr></table>
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==Campaign sites & media==
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===={{bluedot}}[[Pat Quinn]] & [[Paul Vallas]]====
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*[http://www.quinnforillinois.com/ Quinn/Vallas Official Campaign site]
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===={{bluedot}}[[Tio Hardiman]] & [[Brunell Donald]]====
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*[http://www.hardimanforillinois.com/ Hardiman/Donald Official Campaign site]
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:[https://www.facebook.com/TioHardimanForGovernor ''Facebook'']
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:[https://twitter.com/hardimanforil ''Twitter'']<br>
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:*[http://www.youtube.com/user/hardimanforillinois?feature=watch ''YouTube'']<br>
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===={{reddot}} [[Kirk Dillard]] & [[Jil Tracy]]====
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*[http://www.dillardtracy.com/ Dillard/Tracy Official Campaign site]
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:[https://www.facebook.com/DillardTracy ''Facebook'']<br>
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:[https://twitter.com/KirkDillard ''Twitter'']<br>
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:[http://www.youtube.com/user/Dillard4Governor ''YouTube'']<br>
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===={{reddot}}[[Bill Brady]] & [[Maria Rodriguez]]====
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* [http://www.bradyforillinois.com Brady/Rodriguez Official Campaign site]
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:*[http://www.facebook.com/BillBradyIL '''Facebook''']
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:*[http://twitter.com/Bill_Brady '''Twitter''']
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:*[http://www.youtube.com/user/bradyforillinois '''YouTube''']
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===={{reddot}}[[Bruce Rauner]] & [[Evelyn Sanguinetti]]====
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*[http://brucerauner.com/home Rauner/Sanguinetti Official Campaign site]
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:*[http://www.facebook.com/BruceRauner '''Facebook''']
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:*[http://twitter.com/BruceRauner '''Twitter''']
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:*[http://www.youtube.com/user/brucerauner '''YouTube''']
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{{Youtube|title=YSbvXETiXpY|size=200|caption="Beautiful Thing" - posted 4/28/14}}
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{{Youtube|title=BvLPqfqlfhM|size=200|caption="Principle" - posted 4/28/14}}
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{{Youtube|title=mczh6VGUuXg|size=200|caption="Wrong Direction" - posted 4/28/14}}
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{{Youtube|title=lroNotqwdx0|size=200|caption="Upside Down" - posted 6/11/13}}
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{{Youtube|title=XYdJDwchsf8|size=200|caption="Back To Work" - posted 6/11/13}}
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{{Youtube|title=-OLc7Lpp8Ks|size=200|caption="Snow Globe" - posted 12/2013}}
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===={{reddot}}[[Dan Rutherford]] & [[Steve Kim]]====
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*[http://www.danrutherford.org/ Dan Rutherford for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website]
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:*[https://www.facebook.com/RutherfordDan '''Facebook''']
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:*[http://twitter.com/RutherfordDan '''Twitter''']
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==Additional reading==
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<big><u>Illinois News Network stories:</u></big>
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*[http://ilnews.org/no-agreement-on-term-limits-among-gubernatorial-candidates/ ''No agreement on '''term limits''' among gubernatorial candidates'' - Oct. 8, 2013]
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*[http://ilnews.org/gop-gubernatorial-candidates-differ-on-right-to-work/ ''GOP gubernatorial candidates differ on '''Right to Work''''' - Nov. 25, 2013]
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*[http://ilnews.org/tax-extension-not-popular-with-candidates/ '''''Tax extension''' not popular with candidates'' - Feb. 10, 2014]
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*[http://ilnews.org/corporate-incentives-and-the-candidates/ '''''Corporate incentives''' and the candidates'' - Feb. 25, 2014]
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*[http://ilnews.org/gubernatorial-candidates-and-the-progressive-tax/ ''Gubernatorial candidates and the '''progressive tax''''' - Feb. 28, 2014]
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*[http://ilnews.org/gubernatorial-candidates-talk-school-choice/ ''Gubernatorial candidates talk '''school choice''''' - Mar. 4, 2014]
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Illinois + Governor + Election + 2014'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Illinois+Governor+Election+2014&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Illinois gubernatorial election News Feed}}
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==See also==
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* [[Governor of Illinois]]
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* [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]]
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* [[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014]]
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* [[State executive official elections, 2014]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.illinois.gov/gov/ Office of the Governor of Illinois]
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*[http://www2.illinois.gov/ltgov/Pages/default.aspx Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]
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*[http://www3.wsiu.org/television/decision2014/ First Republican primary debate (video)]
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*[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=9448130 Second Republican primary debate (video) part 1], [http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=9448148 part 2], [http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=9448170 part 3], [http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=9448179 part 4]
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*Media coverage
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**[http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/election-2014/illinois-gubernatorial ''WTTW Chicago Tonight'']
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==References==
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[[Category:State executive official elections, 2014]]
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[[Category:2014 elections]]
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[[Category:Gubernatorial elections, 2014]]
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[[Category:Illinois elections, 2014]]
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[[Category:Lieutenant Governor elections, 2014]]
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