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Illinois Republicans say House Speaker Mike Madigan's last-minute campaign donation to Kwame Raoul is a sign Democrats fear Raoul could lose in the state attorney general's race.

Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision to not seek re-election after over 15 years in office drew a plethora of candidates to the ballot. The last three standing, Republican nominee Erika Harold, Democratic candidate Kwame Raoul and Libertarian Bubba Harsy, continue to battle it out with just nine weeks until the general election.

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Republican candidate for attorney general Erika Harold said she wants a statewide grand jury to investigate cases of child sex abuse within the Catholic church in Illinois.

Gov. Bruce Rauner with, left, Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and attorney general candidate Erika Harold on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Springfield.
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Republican candidate for attorney general Erika Harold says her recent comments at a coal energy conference in southern Illinois are not a signal she wants to ease up on environmental law enforcement.

Republicans held their annual rally at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield Wednesday with a message of party unity.  Bruce Rauner still holds the top office in state government. But as he pushes for re-election, he’s trying to appease conservatives who feel betrayed and whose support he needs to win a second term.   

Gov. Bruce Rauner with, left, Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and attorney general candidate Erika Harold on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Springfield.
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Illinois Republicans are converging on Springfield and the Illinois State Fair for Governor's Day.

The annual festivities Wednesday draw a focus on the crucial November balloting. Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to win re-election along with a slate of statewide and congressional candidates.

Republican regulars met early Wednesday in downtown Springfield before GOP faithful hit the fairgrounds for an old-fashioned campaign rally.

Rauner was scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. The multimillionaire faces billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker in a tough fall campaign.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is spending millions of his own dollars to help fellow Republicans in the November election.

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The Democratic candidate for Illinois attorney general said he supports much of the work Lisa Madigan has done in the 16 years in that office, but added there are some areas where he would focus more attention.

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Attorney and former Miss America Erika Harold has won the Republican primary for Illinois attorney general.

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Illinois attorney general hopeful Erika Harold said she wants to increase efforts to stop public corruption while simultaneously staying away from partisan politics—a difficult balancing act for a Republican office holder in a blue state.

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State Sen. Kwame Raoul is running for Illinois attorney general next year, becoming the second Democratic state lawmaker to throw his hat in the ring.

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Urbana attorney Erika Harold is running for Illinois Attorney General.