Illinois Governor's Race May Turn Blue State Red

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn attends the Rally To Raise State Minimum Wage on March 13, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Across the nation, voters in 36 states will cast their ballots in gubernatorial elections this November, and the race for the governor of Illinois is turning out to be one of the most competitive in the nation.

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire who earned his fortune in private equity firms, is challenging Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. Quinn, who took office after former Governor Rod Blagojevich was impeached in 2008, is deeply unpopular due to his handling of the state's financial woes. 

WUIS Illinois Public Radio Reporter and State Bureau Chief, Amanda Vinicky, explains why the traditionally blue state may go red.