Libertarian Gym Owner Could Play Key Role In IL Gov Race

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 06, 2014 12:35 PM

A new Rasmussen poll shows the Illinois Governors race nearly a tie with the state’s Democratic Governor Pat Quinn holding a two-point advantage over GOP challenger Bruce Rauner. In years' past a libertarian or any independent party line candidate was ignored as inconsequential to the election; however, the state’s libertarian candidate for governor, Chad Grimm, could very well decide if Quinn stays in office.

Grimm, a 33 year old Golds Gym manager in Peoria, does not believe that he will best either Quinn or Rauner for the position of governor of Illinois, Chicago Magazine reported earlier in the week, but maintains the goal of his campaign is to get at least into the double digits in the polls come election day. Last election cycle four years ago Republican candidate Bill Brady lost by only one percent of the vote, around the amount of votes the Libertarian candidate Lex Green received.: