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Illinois governor's campaign touts rating from activist who said Lincoln fought Civil War over taxes, not slavery

CHICAGO - Bruce Rauner may be the governor of the "Land of Lincoln," but he's promoting kudos from a group led by a self-styled taxpayer watchdog who contends Abraham Lincoln fought the Civil War to keep collecting taxes from Southern states, not over the issue of slavery.

On Wednesday, Rauner's campaign Twitter account noted the

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