Republican Hedge Fund Manager Bruce Rauner Jumps Into Governor's Race

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Published on June 5 2013 8:41 pm
Written by Wayne Moran

"Shake up Springfield" reads the website on which wealthy Republican hedge fund manager Bruce Rauner announced his run for governor.

In a website video, Rauner rails against state government, saying it's broken and corrupt, and blames the government for a poor state economy. Rauner did not lay out specifics about changes he'd propose.  Rauner joins State Treasurer Dan Rutherford as a declared candidate for the GOP primary.

State senator Kirk Dillard is expected to announce soon, and state Senator Bill Brady has also hinted about a run.