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So far, Tio Hardiman is the lone Democratic challenger to incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, co-founder of private equity firm GTCR, won the GOP nomination. 

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He’s got the job Bruce Rauner wants; Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking re-election to a second full term.

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The first potential Democratic challenger to Gov. Pat Quinn was Bill Daley, who officially announced his candidacy on July 30, only to drop out of the race on Sept. 16.

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State Sen. Bill Brady announced his third run for governor on June 26, 2013.