Illinois has been a bed-ridden strongman for too long. So that’s why we’re endorsing Democrat J.B. Pritzker for governor in the Nov. 6 election.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrat J.B. Pritzker came to their second debate Wednesday evening prepared to argue whose week was going worse.
Get ready to hear a lot about toilets and cancer. Those are expected to be key themes when Rauner and Pritzker meet Wednesday for their second debate.
Among likely voters polled, 49 percent chose Pritzker; 27 percent chose Rauner; 4 percent each chose either Sam McCann or Grayson “Kash” Jackson.
Conservative party candidate Sam McCann is on the November ballot for Illinois governor, along with three other candidates.
As to who “won,” I would say nobody lost.
Candidates Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker faced questions about their enormous wealth and whether they could relate to average Illinois voters.
A candidate once was tossed from the ballot because a loose paper clip meant the candidate’s papers were not “neatly fastened.”
Asked if support for McCann is meant to bolster him as a “spoiler” — a way to take votes away from Rauner, Maher said “there is more to it than that.
The deadline to file objections against independent and third party candidates was Monday.
Rauner has a few options on how to market his Janus win — casting himself as a champion of free speech or the crusader against politicized unions.
McCann, who is running as the “Conservative Party” candidate, delivered more than 60,000 signatures to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
The danger is that candidates will be judged by their bottom lines, and how much personal wealth or how many special interests they can corral.
Even though more than 100 candidates have run under various third party banners, no third party candidate has ever been elected governor of Illinois.
Even if the Democrats’ stars remain aligned all the way through November, a McCann candidacy could help the Democrats run up the score on Rauner.