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Quinn, Rauner continue to campaign up until polls close

The Illinois governor's race is one of the biggest in the country because it is one of the closest.

Incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn is asking for 4 more years from the voters while Republican businessman Bruce Rauner is campaigning on change.

This afternoon, Quinn did not stop his campaigning. He was out in Chicago on Lake and Clark streets greeting evening commuters and asking for votes.

Tuesday evening before precincts began reporting results, Rauner's top advisers continued to press for votes. They said Rockford, as Illinois' third-largest city, will be a source for future job growth and votes there are vital to Rauner's campaign.

In the past few weeks, both parties sent out their big name politicians to Rockford to stump for votes.

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Sen. John McCain were here just a few to stop.

Both have campaigned on the economy, Quinn saying he's added jobs since taking office. He pointed to how Belvidere's Chrysler plant was down to just a few hundred workers and now has more than 4,000.

Rauner says Quinn has lost manufacturing jobs for the state. He points to regulations and taxes that keep employers from coming to Illinois.

The polls have consistently shown these candidates in a statistical dead heat. If you remember the 2010 elections, Quinn hung on to win over Senator Bill Brady by just 32,000 votes. This race is expected to be even closer.

13 News' Rebecca Klopf is live at Pat Quinn's campaign headquarters in downtown Chicago. She will be there as the results are announced.
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