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James B. Durkin

Rauner, GOP rally at state fair; Dems nix vetoes

A re-energized Illinois Republican Party celebrated its newfound influence Wednesday, with party leaders telling a cheering crowd at the Illinois State Fair they are more united than ever against majority Democrats and Gov. Bruce Rauner announcing a goal to have GOP control of the Legislature within eight years. But Democrats attempted to rain on the first Republican Governor's Day at the fair in more than a decade, as the Senate voted to override a half-dozen Rauner vetoes, including a contentious union-related measure Rauner has described as "a war on taxpayers" and the worst legislation he's ever seen. The first-year governor arrived at the fairgrounds Wednesday on...

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