CHICAGO (AP) - The Associated Press asked candidates how they would explain to voters why they are running for Illinois governor if they had to sum it up in a 140-character Tweet. Here are the responses:
State Sen. Bill Brady
"Brady's experience and leadership will mean lower taxes, less government, more jobs, more opportunity and better representation #ForAllOfIllinois."
State Sen. Kirk Dillard
"I love Illinois. We need an accountable and ethical gov't. I'll ensure our kids & families get great education, jobs & a good quality of life"
Businessman Bruce Rauner
"We need to create a booming economy, lower taxes and spending, dramatically improve education and enact term limits on career politicians"
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
"No. 1 priority is creating and keeping jobs in Illinois-putting people to work makes our families and Illinois stronger"
Gov. Pat Quinn
Declined to participate.
Anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman
"I'm running for Governor to bring an immediate end to Machine Politics in Illinois and to help bring integrity back to state politics."
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