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An aide to Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says the Republican has spoken with President Barack Obama.

Rauner defeated Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Quinn's re-election.

Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf says the president called Rauner late Wednesday.

Schrimpf says the president told Rauner he still has a home in Illinois and cares greatly about its future. He says Obama also wished Rauner nothing but the best.

Schrimpf says Rauner also spoke with Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

After saying late Tuesday he'd wait for all votes to be counted, Quinn conceded the race to Rauner on Wednesday.

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