- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn is keeping a low profile after refusing to concede his re-election bid to Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur)

Rauner has a nearly 5 percentage point lead over Quinn with 99 percent of precincts reporting. The Winnetka venture capitalist declared victory on election night.

But Quinn says he wants to wait for every vote to be counted.

The Chicago Democrat had no public appearances Wednesday. Quinn aides say they’re watching election results.

Quinn has waited to concede before.



In 1998, he took a month before conceding to Mary Lou Kearns in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. At that time governor and lieutenant governor candidates ran separately.

The Illinois State Board of Elections’ canvass of the primary at that time showed Kearns defeated Quinn by less than 1,500 votes.

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