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Most GOP Governor Hopefuls Mum on Pensions



    A new agreement on how to address Illinois' $100 billion pension shortfall could give a boost to Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid.

    But political analysts say it puts his potential GOP rivals in a trickier spot.
    One of the four candidates running for the 2014 Republican nomination has stated his position publicly.
    State Sen. Bill Brady says the plan isn't perfect but he'll support it.
    Sen. Kirk Dillard's campaign didn't respond to requests for comment.
    Dan Rutherford's campaign says the state treasurer can't comment because he hasn't seen details.
    Venture Capitalist Bruce Rauner's campaign released a statement noting "Springfield insiders" have kept "Illinoisans in the dark" about the plan. He's expected to oppose it.
    Supporters say the proposal announced Wednesday could save Illinois $160 billion over 30 years.