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Former Governor Edgar To Help Rauner’s Campaign


Former Gov. Jim Edgar will campaign with fellow Republican Bruce Rauner as Rauner makes his final push to become Illinois' next governor.

Edgar is scheduled to join Rauner Monday in Bloomington, Springfield, Moline, Rockford and the Chicago suburbs.
Rauner is in a tight race with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Edgar supported then-state Sen. Kirk Dillard in the GOP primary. He says in a statement Friday that after 12 years of Democratic governors "voters are eager for change'' and Rauner is "exactly what Illinois needs.''
They'll also stump Monday night for Republican Bob Dold, who's challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider in the 10th Congressional District.
First lady Michelle Obama is headlining a Saturday rally for Quinn and other Democrats in Moline. She's among several top Democrats who've campaigned for Quinn.