Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrates after winning the nomination in the Illinois Primary in ChicagoBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) – A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resignation letter that the paper reassigned him after the Rauner campaign accused him of a conflict of interest, which he denies. …

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