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Hardiman Tops Quinn on Governor's Ballot

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    Tio Hardiman (D)
    Hardiman will challenge Pat Quinn at the Democratic primary. The former head of anti-violence group Ceasefire was arrested in May for beating his wife.

    Sen. Bill Brady will be the first Republican listed on next spring's primary ballot for governor.

    Brady won a four-way lottery Wednesday to claim the coveted ballot position.
    The Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn will be listed second on the Democratic side behind Tio  Hardiman.
    Brady, of Bloomington, will be followed on the March 18 ballot by Treasurer Dan Rutherford of Chenoa , Hinsdale Sen. Kirk Dillard and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner  of Winnetka.
    Republican Peter Edward Jones will be listed fifth by virtue of filing last, if he survives a petition challenge.
    Quinn and Hardiman are challenging each other's petitions. Hardiman is the former head of the non-profit group CeaseFire.