Illinois GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner launches Latino coalition

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CHICAGO — Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) has launched a coalition of supporters from the Latino community, a group that traditionally shows Democratic support.

Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti announced Amigos de Rauner-Sanguinetti on Sunday afternoon at a Mexican restaurant on the city's Southwest Side. The campaign released a list of coalition members. It includes business leaders, bankers, attorneys, religious leaders and a Winnebago County board member.

Sanguinetti is the daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Ecuador.

Rauner said at the Sunday event that he wants to help Hispanic families — many of whom, he says, own small businesses — and who have been hurt by what he called high taxes and unreasonable government regulations while Quinn has been governor.

The coalition includes a Spanish-language website.

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