Trump-backed Bailey wins GOP gubernatorial primary in Illinois

Bailey will run against incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Updated: June 28, 2022 - 10:17pm

Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey, who was endorsed by former President Trump, is the projected winner of the GOP gubernatorial primary on Tuesday in Illinois.

Bailey, a family farmer, defeated two challengers. Trump campaigned for him over the weekend at a rally.

He will run against incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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