CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid is getting a boost from the state's top Democrats.
The Chicago Democrat is facing a challenge from Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW' nur). Both candidates toured Illinois Monday ahead of the election.
Quinn made several stops with Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, including planned visits to East St. Louis and Springfield. In the Metro East, Quinn met with union supporters.
"The biggest issue is jobs, everyone knows the best way to create economic growth is jobs," Quinn said. "I'm running against someone who's overseen 12 bankruptcies. who has a nursing home chain in federal court in Florida. So I think the people of Illinois will have a good judge for a candidate and I'm a jobs candidate."
Earlier in Chicago the two appeared with nearly every top Democrat on the ballot at a rally for Quinn in Chicago. Durbin says the "most spirited" campaign has been for governor and praised Quinn's records on jobs.
He and others noted the party's push to increase the minimum wage.
Durbin is facing a re-election challenge from GOP state Sen. Jim Oberweis.