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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces 2022 Re-election Bid

Governor J.B. Pritzker (Photo: Illinois Central Management Services Bureau of Agency Services)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ governor is running for re-election.

J.B. Pritzker, who spent the last 18 months leading the state through one of the more treacherous health crises in history, announced Monday he will seek a second term.

The multi-billionaire private equity investor set the record for governor elections by pumping nearly $150 million of his own money into defeating one-term Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

While he has been coy about his plans, Pritzker’s campaign account told the story. As of June 30, he had $33 million in the bank to wage a re-election battle.