CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters are going to the polls to choose a Republican who will try to win back the governor's office.
Businessman Bruce Rauner is leading in the polls and fundraising heading into Tuesday's primary election against state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard.
The race has drawn intense interest from labor unions worried that Rauner would work to weaken them the same way GOP governors have in other Midwestern states. Rauner has said he would model his governorship after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who championed anti-union legislation.
The typically left-leaning unions have been urging voters to pull a GOP ballot and vote against Rauner.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn faces a lesser-known challenger, activist Tio Hardiman. Quinn is expected to win his party's primary Tuesday.