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Pat Quinn Loses Re-Election As Illinois Governor

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn answers questions during the Metropolitan Planning Council's
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn answers questions during the Metropolitan Planning Council's Annual Luncheon in Chicago. Quinn and his opponent Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, took personal and nasty jabs at each other during a televised side-by-side newspaper editorial board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Chicago. The tone during the nearly 90-minute debate-style meeting before the Chicago Tribune's editorial board was a clear sign the gloves are off in one of the most competitive governor's races nationwide.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green.File)

The Associated Press and NBC Chicago called the race for Rauner shortly before 10:30 p.m. local time, though a Quinn spokesman told reporters the governor would not immediately because "every single vote has to be counted."

Quinn has served as governor of Illinois since 2009. He was promoted to governor that year from his role as lieutenant governor when former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was impeached. Quinn was then elected to the governorship in 2010.

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