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First Black mayor of Aurora to run as GOP challenger in Illinois governor's race


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The Hill

The first Black mayor of Aurora, Illinois, Richard Irvin, announced on Monday that he would join Illinois's gubernatorial race, running as a Republican.

Irvin is the fifth person to join the crowded field seeking the GOP's top spot ahead of a primary and the November election in an effort to challenge incumbent Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D). 

In a video announcing his candidacy, Irvin described his vision for Illinois as a place "where a growing economy provides ladders of opportunity for anyone willing to work, where families are safe, where kids are educated, not indoctrinated.":snip:

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