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Hillary Clinton to Campaign for Quinn in Illinois: Report

The maybe-presidential candidate will reportedly endorse the Democratic governor in his tough battle against Republican Bruce Rauner

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    Hillary Clinton is heading home to her native Illinois to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Quinn's campaign did not respond to Ward Room's request for confirmation.

    The Democratic governor is entrenched in a highly competitive—and increasingly hostile—showdown with Republican rival Bruce Rauner, a Chicago venture capitalist-turned-political rookie who just poured another $1.5 million of his own fortune into his campaign to take Springfield's highest office for the GOP.

    Clinton, who has yet to announce her decision on 2016, is extremely popular in diehard Democratic Chicago, where she recently kicked off a national tour to promote her new memoir, Hard Choices.

    According to the Sun-Times, she may endorse Quinn in Chicago on Oct. 8, if she's not too tied up with grandma duty.

    As previously reported, the Obamas will stump for the governor in early October.

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