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Rauner makes quick campaign stop at Lou Mitchell’s

Bruce Rauner campaigns Lou Mitchell's restaurant downtown Chicago Monday morning.  |  Al Podgorski/ Sun-Times

Bruce Rauner campaigns at Lou Mitchell's restaurant in downtown Chicago on Monday morning. | Al Podgorski/ Sun-Times

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Republican gubernatorial front-runner Bruce Rauner made a brief stop at Lou Mitchell’s in the West Loop -- a traditional campaign stop -- Monday morning, shaking hands with the breakfast crowd and urging them to vote Tuesday.

“Go Bruce!” said one diner, to which Rauner, wearing a St. Patrick’s Day pin, replied, “We’ll get ‘em.”

Rauner, who pulled up in his campaign bus, whipped through the restaurant -- not stopping for breakfast or even dipping a hand into a basket full of Lou Mitchell’s famous donut holes.

Stopping briefly to talk to reporters, Rauner stuck to his campaign script, pushing his message of lower government spending, lower taxes and term limits in Springfield.

“We’ve got to rip the corruption out of Springfield by bringing term limits to our state government,” Rauner said, standing next to his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti.

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