President Barack Obama has called Bruce Rauner to offer him congratulations for winning the race for governor in his home state, a source from the campaign confirmed.
The source told NBC Chicago the president reminded the governor-elect that he still owns a home in Illinois and cares a lot about the state. The president reportedly wished Rauner well.
It wasn't clear if the phone call between Obama and Rauner came before or after Gov. Pat Quinn conceded the race on Wednesday afternoon.
In his concession remarks to the press, Quinn did not mention Rauner by name, and NBC Chicago is told that no call has been placed by Quinn to Rauner.