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Millionaire Blair Hull chips in to back Rauner

** FILE ** Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull is surrounded by supporters before news conference March 1 2004

** FILE ** Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull is surrounded by supporters before a news conference March 1, 2004, in Springfield, Ill. Blair was one of 22 candidates who spent more than $1 million of their own money trying to win their first election to Congress. Hull was the biggest loser spending nearly $29 million trying for a Senate seat but lost in the March Illinois Democratic primary to Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) ORG XMIT: CX103

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Updated: June 12, 2014 6:47AM



Blair Hull, the Democratic candidate known for spending a mountain of cash in his failed bid for U.S. Senate, is backing Bruce Rauner — a Republican also known for spending a so-far much smaller mountain of cash on his bid for Illinois governor.

For Hull, part of Rauner’s appeal is that he is a multimillionaire...READ MORE



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