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Newcomer To Governor’s Race Says Fresh Ideas Needed, Provokes Criticism

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GOP newcomer to the Illinois governor’s race Jesse Sullivan is drawing criticism as he says he brings fresh ideas. The 37-year-old venture capitalist and former Department of Defense civilian counter-insurgency operative moved to Illinois from California five years ago and has raised over eleven-million in campaign contributions. One major donor is Silicon Valley billionaire Chris Larsen. Self-proclaimed front-runner Senator Darren Bailey says Sullivan is trying to impose San Francisco values in Illinois without understanding what’s needed in the state.

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