THE WATCHDOGS: State Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she can be independent in #MeToo review despite ties to Madigan and his two ousted operatives.
“The purpose [of the lawsuit] was to reveal the full truth about what happened to Alaina,” Hampton’s attorney Shelly Kulwin said.
Pritzker told the Sun-Times he won’t commit to a spending cap for the fall; he’s already put nearly $70 million of his own money into his campaign.
The billionaire businessman was declared the early winner, quickly establishing too wide a lead to overcome.
“Let me be clear. We aren’t going to lose,” Rauner said. “I’m a fighter. I never give up, and I have fought hard for six years.”
Undecided voters are also on the minds of the candidates, as polls have consistently shown a good percentage of voters haven’t quite made a decision.
It’s been a wild ride in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. But it’s almost over.
There were no pleasantries or how-do-you-dos. The three major candidates took rapid-fire shots at each other.
Cook County assessor candidate Andrea Raila is back on the ballot, and her attorney on Wednesday said he may demand a special election.
The dueling ads come just a week before the primary — and after a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll showed Kennedy trailing Pritzker 35 to 19 percent.
At a campaign stop in Naperville, the governor said his decision had nothing to do with trying to shore up conservative support before the primary.
A spokesman for Pritzker, whose parents died when he was a boy, called the charges a “low blow” and said “things like family should be off limits.
Mike Madigan is calling in the big guns to help him hold on to his leadership of the state Democratic Party.
Emboldened by the #metoo movement, women candidates say they expect an uptick in women voters coming out on March 20.
Asked if primary voters deserved to know his position on the gun-dealer licensing, Rauner said he has been “crystal clear” about his gun positions.