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Gov. Pat Quinn has called Governor-elect Bruce Rauner for the first time since he lost last week's election to the Republican.

Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf said the "cordial" phone conversation took place Wednesday. Quinn's office says it lasted a few minutes and the two discussed the Affordable Care Act.

Quinn sought a second full term, but lost by roughly five percentage points to Rauner in the Winnetka businessman's first bid for public office.

Still, Quinn didn't concede the race until the day after the election. He said that he wanted to wait until all the votes were counted, particularly with some voters waiting well after polls closed to cast ballots.

Both candidates appeared at the same place Tuesday for a Veterans Day event at Soldier Field. They didn't interact.

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