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New questions about Rauner daughter admission

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CHICAGO (AP) -

Questions are being raised about the admission of a Republican governor candidate's daughter into an elite Chicago school.

One of Bruce Rauner's six children was rejected in 2008 to Walter Payton College Prep. Rauner says she had top grades, but didn't meet attendance requirements. She later got in. Rauner's foundation later gave $250,000 to a school initiative.

The money and Rauner's conversations with officials have led to allegations of clout.

Now an outgoing Chicago Public Schools official says Rauner's daughter's overall admission score wasn't high enough.

Inspector general James Sullivan tells The Associated Press and Chicago Sun-Times that Rauner called former CEO Arne Duncan's office, something Rauner's changed his stance about.

Sullivan also says Rauner's daughter wasn't on a principal's discretion list as Rauner indicated.

Rauner's campaign didn't return messages.

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