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  • Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti and Democrat Paul Vallas are candidates for Illinois lieutenant governor

    Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti and Democrat Paul Vallas are candidates for Illinois lieutenant governor

 
Associated Press
Updated 10/27/2014 4:35 PM

The lieutenant governor candidates are campaigning in different parts of Illinois, with Democrat Paul Vallas pushing for a minimum-wage increase and Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti encouraging early voting.

Sanguinetti cast an early ballot Monday in Wheaton for the Nov. 4 election. She's running with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner. Sanguinetti says early voting saves time and helps avoid last-minute hurdles such as getting sick on Election Day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Vallas stopped in Springfield to push for a higher minimum wage. The former Chicago Public Schools CEO is running with Gov. Pat Quinn, who's seeking a second full term.

Quinn wants to raise Illinois' wage from $8.25 to at least $10 an hour.

Rauner has changed his stance on the minimum wage, now saying he'd support raising it when coupled with other reforms.

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