The gubernatorial hopefuls disagreed on House Speaker Mike Madigan. Some said he needs to go, others said he’s just a Republican “talking point.”
The Illinois Republican Party called the endorsement “the latest chapter in a years-long pattern” of doing Michael Madigan’s bidding.
State Sen. Daniel Biss (9th) and Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) were in lock-step with Pritzker and Kennedy in calling for a progressive income tax.
It all underscores how Illinois’ gubernatorial race is shaping up to be the most expensive in the nation.
Money raised, spent and left on hand for Gov. Bruce Rauner and his major Democratic challengers.
On Friday, Rainbow PUSH will host a debate featuring all six candidates for the Illinois Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Kennedy’s campaign says he has established at least a six-point lead ahead of Pritzker, whose own campaign pointed to a lead from the same poll.
Biss kicked off his campaign on March 20, taking shots at Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. He has about $1.68M in his campaign fund.
Illinois Democrats have the most declared candidates of any U.S. gubernatorial primary — and the money and endorsements are already flowing.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate has contributed a total of $14.2 million to his campaign.
Drury becomes the eighth candidate to announce plans to run for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Democrats will face a well-funded incumbent in Gov. Bruce Rauner, who earlier this month had $50.8 million on hand for his re-election campaign.
Pritzker portrayed Rauner as in league with the Republican president, but he also said the governor was afraid to stand up to Trump.
Sneed is informed Dem dollar powerhouse J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire businessman and major Dem donor, will announce his bid today to run for governor.
Biss said he’s not focused on one person — be it Madigan or Rauner — but aims to change a system that caters to the wealthy and machine politicians.