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Obama Rallies for Democrats, GOP Campaigns Across Illinois

Former President Barack Obama has rallied voters in Chicago to support governor candidate J.B. Pritzker and other Democrats.

Obama's Sunday event at the University of Illinois at Chicago came as Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans campaigned across Illinois before Tuesday's election.

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Obama urged the crowd to support a Democratic ticket that includes attorney general candidate and state Sen. Kwame Raoul and congressional candidates Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten.

Raoul faces Republican Erika Harold. Casten is challenging GOP Rep. Peter Roskam while Underwood is up against Rep. Randy Hultgren. Their races are among four Illinois congressional seats Democrats are targeting as the party tries to win control of the House.

Governor Bruce Rauner held a get out the vote rally in Orland Park Sunday evening. NBC 5’s Christian Farr has the preview.

Rauner made stops at cafes from Decatur to St. Charles and was holding an evening rally in Orland Park.

RNC spokesperson Kevin Knoth said Sunday evening in a statement, “after years of slow growth under Obama, Republican policies have led our nation to new economic heights and a favorable environment for Illinois small businesses.  Illinois voters know Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood would turn back this progress and will reject their agenda on Tuesday.”

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