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Way too early to count out Quinn

Madeleine Doubek studio. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

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Updated: September 13, 2014 6:23AM

Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner seems to have momentum, but it’s much too early to be writing Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn’s concession speech.

In the past few weeks, Larry Sabato, a political scientist from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, switched his “Crystal Ball” look at Illinois governor from a toss-up to leans Republican. Stuart Rothenberg, a political columnist for Roll Call and editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, shifted his prediction from a toss-up to Rauner, too.


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