Three Major Newspapers Endorse Rauner

CHICAGO (AP) — Three major Illinois newspapers have endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner over Gov. Pat Quinn.

Crain’s Chicago Business said Friday that Rauner’s business experience would benefit Springfield, but also praised Quinn for putting “Illinois on stronger financial footing.”

The Chicago Tribune said Quinn has tried to improve Illinois’ economic climate, but also noted Rauner’s background as a venture capitalist. The newspaper says he’d strive to make Illinois competitive.

Rauner’s campaign touted both endorsements via emails.

Quinn tells reporters he knows he won’t win the “newspaper endorsement battle” and it’s more important to get the voters’ endorsement.

Last week the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald endorsed Rauner. The paper says he isn’t the “perfect candidate” but is “clear on his ultimate objective” for improving Illinois’ financial outlook.

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