U.S. Rep. Danny Davis on Sunday endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy.
In recent years, working together has become more urgent. Chicago’s African-American aldermen are under pressure to deliver.
“We don’t need more studies on this,” Pritzker said. “We need to act. Let’s legalize marijuana. Let’s regulate it to make it safe. Let’s tax it.”
Former Gov. Pat Quinn, who is running for attorney general, will urge slatemakers to refrain from endorsing anyone in the primary.
The candidates largely shared common ground on topics of domestic violence, pay equity and sexual harassment at a forum hosted by She Votes Illinois.
When you declare war on a political party, you can be sure its leaders will respond at a nuclear level.
Congressman Bobby Rush’s relatives are working for Kennedy’s gubernatorial campaign — their paydays coming just weeks after Rush endorsed Kennedy.
But money — and who has enough and how important it should be — was a serious issue at the forum at Aurora University Tuesday night.
Rauner’s campaign had $65,568,284.23 cash on hand on Oct. 1. That’s nearly 25 times as much as State Sen. Daniel Biss’s $2,668,521.64.
The Illinois AFL-CIO — which is backing J.B. Pritzker for governor — criticized Jubeh’s work as chief fundraiser for Pritzker rival Chris Kennedy.
Her role as chief fundraiser for Chris Kennedy’s campaign is putting Jubeh in direct conflict with longtime colleagues in the labor movement.
Pawar said he was starting a political action committee to organize young people around progressive ideas.
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.