Democrats are giddy following Illinois' primary about their chances of reclaiming the governor's office from a GOP incumbent who barely survived his own nomination fight.
More than 1.2 million people voted in Tuesday's Democratic primary, a record number in more than a decade of midterms. Billionairewith almost 575,000 votes, defeating his closest rival by 20 points.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner received about 360,000 votes in a GOP primary where he eked out a win over a conservative state lawmaker.
Pritzker said Wednesday the results are an indication of how motivated Democrats are. He says the enthusiasm means he stands a good chance of beating Rauner.
Rauner isn't going down without a fight. He criticized Pritzker in a new ad and during a campaign stop.