SPRINGFIELD - GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner placed the winning bid on a champion steer at the Illinois State Fair.
He and his wife Diana, as well as the Friends of Pike County 4-H, bought the Land of Lincoln Grand Champion Steer at the Governor's Sale of Champions at the fairgrounds Tuesday. The purebred Hereford steer was raised by 11-year-old exhibitor Braden Musgrave. It sold for $56,300.
The auction was hosted by Rauner's rival, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Rauner's campaign said the steer will be donated to the University of Illinois' College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.