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Durbin Appears to Rule Out Rauner Challenge

Scott Pruitt and Dan Boren are considering running to replace Mary Fallin.

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Zach C. Cohen
Oct. 19, 2016, 11:09 a.m.

IL GOV: Sen. Dick Durbin (D) “said he is not in­ter­ested in chal­len­ging” Gov. Bruce Rau­ner (R).

Durbin: “I’m where I want to be. In the Sen­ate is where I want to be. I have no am­bi­tions to run for any oth­er of­fice.” (Cham­paign News-Gaz­ette)

In the span of a week, Demo­crats have poured a bit more than $3 mil­lion in an ad blitz against … Rau­ner, with two new spots re­leased on Tues­day.” (Chica­go Sun-Times)

OK GOV: State At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Scott Pruitt (R) “he is con­sid­er­ing run­ning for gov­ernor” and “said he will mak­ing a pub­lic de­cision about run­ning for gov­ernor after the Nov. 8 gen­er­al elec­tion.” (Bartles­ville Ex­am­iner-En­ter­prise)

Former Rep. Dan Boren (D) says he “has been ser­i­ously con­sid­er­ing” run­ning for gov­ernor. “I really might. … I’ve taken the last year to vis­it with a lot of people to get ad­vice. … Most people have been sup­port­ive.’ … Boren doesn’t ex­pect to make fi­nal de­cision for a few more months.” (McAlester News-Cap­it­al)

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