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A sampling of quotes from candidates in races across Illinois in Tuesday's election.

"We are going in a new direction. The voters have spoken."

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, who was elected Illinois governor.

"There's a lot of votes still to be counted. I don't believe in throwing in the towel if that many votes are being counted."

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who did not concede the governor's race late Tuesday.

"This is the end of a hard fought campaign across the state against some of the toughest political winds I've ever faced. People across Illinois and across America want more. They want a Congress that produces. They want a Congress that works with the president to solve problems."

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to supporters after winning re-election over Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis.

"This was not going to be an easy race and that's the way it turned out. We were watching right to the end. I'm just happy because I have four more years to get things done."

GOP Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who won re-election over Democratic challenger Sheila Simon.

"People were not feeling comfortable with the direction the federal government is headed."

Republican state Rep. Mike Bost, who defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart in Illinois' 12th Congressional District.

"It's very difficult to beat an U.S. incumbent senator. It's even more difficult to do it in a state that has the same predominant political philosophy as that incumbent ... I'll go back to the state Senate and continue our work here in Illinois."

Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis in concession speech to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

"They're completely frustrated with Washington because they don't believe Washington is working or listening."

Bob Dold on voters in Illinois' 10th Congressional District. Dold won the district over incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider.

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