CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner both were getting some help from political heavyweights on the campaign trail on Monday, hoping for a boost in the race for governor.
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Christie, who also heads the Republican Governors Association, gave a pep talk to volunteers at Rauner campaign headquarters, telling them history gives him a good feeling about his fellow Republican’s effort at toppling Quinn, the Democratic incumbent in what has been a heavily Democratic state in recent statewide elections.
“This race is the one that looks the most like New Jersey in 2009. You have a state that’s typically demographically Democratic. You have a first-time statewide candidate. You have a miserably unpopular governor, with an extraordinarily dispirited citizenry,” he said.