March 19, 2014 / 3:28 AM / in 4 years

Bruce Rauner wins Republican nomination for Illinois governor: media

(Reuters) - Multimillionaire Bruce Rauner, a political newcomer who said he wants to fix Illinois’ fiscal problems, won the state’s Republican primary for governor on Tuesday, according to WGN-TV.

Republican candidate for governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner prepares to speak at a public forum at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Terrence Antonio James/Pool

Rauner, 58, a venture capitalist, spent $6 million of his own money on a campaign that included heavy television and radio advertising to beat three politically experienced opponents. He will face incumbent Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in November.

Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Eric Walsh

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