It was a very expensive and nasty race between Governor Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner. They threw jabs for months, attacking each other in television and radio ads. Political Scientist Kent Redfield says Quinn didn't have a lot of positives to run on so he had to hit below the belt.
Redfield says Rauner did't laid out any details about how he plans to solve real issues, so it's easier to attack Quinn.
Redfield says the reality is neither Quinn nor Rauner are running on the absolute truth. Neither have been talking about what it will really take to get the state's finances in order. It could mean real, painful cuts for the people of Illinois. That includes keeping the higher tax rate in place, even though Democrats promised it would be temporary when they implemented it nearly four-years ago.