Darren Bailey wins Republican nomination for governor in Illinois primary

Trump endorses Darren Bailey at Save America rally at Adams County Fair
Trump endorses Darren Bailey at Save America rally at Adams County Fair(WGEM)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 8:39 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The Associated Press has projected State Sen. Darren Bailey as the winner of the Republican Primary for Illinois Primary, setting a general election battle between Bailey and Democratic incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker.

Bailey this past weekend won the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. He defeated a six-candidate field for the GOP nomination.

Pritzker defeated a much lesser-known Democratic challenger in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.

Bailey achieved notoriety for his opposition to Pritzker’s mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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