- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Bruce Rauner, businessman and Republican candidate for Illinois governor

Age: 58

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College. MBA, Harvard University.

Family: Wife Diana and six children, ages 15 to 30. Previously divorced.

Pets: Two labs, Stella and Pumpkin.

Which Illinois governor do you most admire? “(Former Indiana Governor) Mitch Daniels is a smart guy, rides a Harley, and it feels like he’s put more Illinois workers back to work than Pat Quinn.”

What is your favorite book? “Moby-Dick,” by Herman Melville.

What’s your favorite dessert? “Tough to choose just one - apple pie, chocolate chip ice cream, strawberry milkshake, pumpkin pie.”

What would you accomplish in your first 100 days in office? “My immediate goals will be to create a pro-growth economic climate here so people have more opportunities and better paying jobs and work with the legislature to improve education.”

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Source: Associated Press candidate questionnaires, AP reporting.

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