Your NPR news source

Gubernatorial Primary Remains Tight

SHARE Gubernatorial Primary Remains Tight
Gubernatorial Primary Remains Tight

The gubernatorial primary remains a tight race for the Republican and Democratic parties in Illinois.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press has Republican Bill Brady with about 400 more votes than opponent Kirk Dillard. But Dillard’s campaign isn’t backing down yet. In a written statement, Dillard says with hundreds of provisional and absentee ballots still yet to be counted, he feels confident he’ll come out on top.

Meanwhile, on the Democratic side Governor Pat Quinn’s got about 8,000 more votes than Comptroller Dan Hynes. Quinn declared himself the winner on election night, but Hynes has yet to concede. He’s scheduled to make a “important announcement” about his campaign later this morning.

The Latest