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Bruce Rauner's latest TV ad features Republican gubernatorial candidate's Democratic wife


CHICAGO — Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is using a new television ad also featuring his wife to portray himself as a Republican who can work with Democrats.

The spot released Thursday shows lighthearted banter between the Winnetka businessman and his wife Diana, who's a Democrat. In it, she says she'll vote for her Republican husband because he'll "take on both parties to fix Illinois."

The personal approach differs from ads that ran ahead of the March primary where Rauner vowed to "shake up Springfield."

Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking re-election. His campaign on Thursday launched "Rauner Watch," a website tracking the number of days that have passed without Rauner presenting a proposed spending plan.

Quinn's first ad focused on Rauner's evolving stance on the minimum wage, which Quinn wants to increase.

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