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The Chicago Sun-Times has endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the race for Illinois governor.

The endorsement published Saturday calls Rauner "an extraordinarily capable businessman" who might be able to "break the stranglehold of uninspired, self-serving, one-party rule in Springfield."

The newspaper calls Quinn a man of integrity. But it says his "uninspired tinkering on fiscal matters" won't save Illinois.

The Sun-Times announced about three years ago it would no longer endorse candidates. It says it reversed course because of the importance of the race.

Quinn's campaign says the paper didn't invite the governor to meet with them as part of the endorsement process.

Rauner was an investor in Wrapports LLC, the Sun-Times' parent company. He sold his interest when he decided to run for governor.

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