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Local republican: Illinois gubernatorial primary getting too personal

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MOLINE- Illinois Republicans are in the midst of trying to keep the Governor's Mansion red, but members are trying to decide who to vote for, for that position.

We had Breakfast With...Bill Bloom, Chairman Emeritus of the Rock Island County Republicans, Tuesday, March 13 on Good Morning Quad Cities. Bloom says the party has become somewhat fractured in Illinois with the debate between current Governor Bruce Rauner and gubernatorial candidate and state representative Jeanne Ives.

"After the primary is over, we're only going to have one candidate, and everybody needs to come together to support that candidate after the primary," Bloom said Tuesday. "If the primary election gets too personal and people get beyond the issues, then sometimes it gets difficult for [some] people to drop the confrontational issues they just had and suddenly say, 'Well, I'm for Bruce,' or 'I'm for Jeanne,' or whoever wins that race."