Sen. Bill Brady missed becoming governor by less than 1 percent of the vote in 2010. He had hoped for a rematch with Gov. Pat Quinn, but it was not to be.

In any political race, it’s impossible to pinpoint the causes for a win or loss, but we’ve identified five in this one.

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See our Top 5 Reasons Bruce Rauner won the nomination.

Now that Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn are the candidates for governor, who will win the fight for the “little guy?”

MSNBC host Chuck Todd focused on the Illinois gubernatorial election on Tuesday’s “Daily Rundown.” Chicago journalists Carol Marin and Rick Pearson provide insightful commentary.

State Sen. Jim Oberweis defeated Doug Truax for the Republican Senate nomination and will face U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Nov. 4.

 Follow the governor’s race in cartoons with this gallery from the Chicago Tribune’s Scott Stantis.