CHICAGO (AP) _ Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has won a chance at a second term.
The wealthy private-equity investor won the Republican nomination Tuesday over the insurgent candidacy of conservative state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton.
He will face in November the winner of Tuesday's six-way Democratic race.
Ives challenged Rauner after claiming Rauner had abandoned conservative values by signing public financing of abortions and a law limiting law enforcement interaction with immigrants. She ran a highly criticized ad dramatizing the effects of those laws.
Rauner largely ignored her until she out-dueled him in a policy discussion before the Chicago Tribune editorial board in January. He then ran ads critical of her.