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.There has been lots of speculation about which Democrats would face Bruce Rauner in the race for Governor. One man who has flown under the radar is the first to enter. Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar is the first Democrat to announce his intentions. Pawar can probably forget about winning the Executive Mansion with cash. The 36-year-old has roughly 50-thousand dollars in the bank. Governor Bruce Rauner just deposited 50 million dollars into his campaign coffers. Pawar says he would push for Illinois to impose an additional tax on incomes over $1 million. That proposal was previously pursued by House Speaker Michael Madigan.