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Rauner And Pritzker To Face Off In November's Illinois Governor Race
June 21 2018, 06:48 | Irvin Gilbert
Progressives look to continue gains on Illinois primary day
Pritzker told the Sun-Times he won't commit to a spending cap for the fall campaign; he's already pitched in almost $70 million of his own money to his race.
Wednesday morning, Rauner told "The Big John and Ramblin' Ray Show" on WLS that he will start a listening tour to get input from IL voters.
John Couvillon, president of JMC Analytic and Polling said the contests in IL showed a much higher degree of enthusiasm from Democrats "than was present in the primaries for the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections". So we can win the battle against the corruption in our state. Likewise, J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, fended off progressive state Sen.
In the Pennsylvania 18th District special election, Democrat Conor Lamb won 78 percent as many votes as Hillary Clinton did in 2016; his Republican opponent won only 52 percent of President Donald Trump's vote share. Daniel Biss, to win the nomination. "They don't have anything to show for having a Republican governor".
Pritzker has apologized for his remarks, stating "I was not my best self".
Here's what Ives said: "You know, as I know, that Bruce Rauner had to be challenged in this election". "This campaign is not just about the failed policies of a failed governor who thinks that lifting up the people of IL is a government expense rather than an investment in the future", he said. One of them, which the chairman of the state GOP blasted as a "cowardly attempt to stoke political division", portrays actors mockingly thanking Rauner for not doing enough to restrict illegal immigration, abortion and transgender bathroom rights. Rauner, however, beat his rivals by just 4 percentage points. Kwame Raoul defeated Pat Quinn, a former governor.
Political newcomer Marie Newman is challenging seven-term Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski in the 3rd Congressional District, backed by progressive groups and lawmakers including Sen. He personally contributed $50 million to his own campaign two years ago and got $20 million from yet another billionaire-hedge fund founder Ken Griffin.
Biss, a Harvard-educated mathematician who gave up teaching to enter politics, set up a website to track what he says is a $171,000-a-day campaign by Pritzker.
3 men charged in Minnesota mosque bombing The video didn't show the blast itself. "That bombing that took place last summer was a tragedy for all Minnesotans", U.S. An affidavit said the criminals broke a window in the Imam's office and threw a pipe bomb which exploded, causing a fire.
In this January 8, 2018 photo, Democratic Illinois attorney general candidate Aaron Goldstein, speaks at a forum for Democratic candidates in Chicago.
He also unveiled a new attack ad against Pritzker, featuring comments from Kennedy and Biss, connecting Pritzker to Madigan. The ads included a 30-minute infomercial-style ad with the full Federal Bureau of Investigation recordings. In the tape Pritzker is heard calculating how to appeal to African-Americans.
Maurice West captured about 40 percent of the vote.
Pritzker apologized last month, with White by his side.
Biss had successfully cast himself as the "middle class" candidate. Pritzker shouted to cheering supporters.
A Prizker-Rauner general election is very likely to become the most expensive gubernatorial contest in USA history, and a nasty one as well. After no credible Republican filed to run, the only challenger on the ballot will be Art Jones, a neo-Nazi activist denounced by the GOP.
When he embarked on his first term, Rauner promised to "shake up" Springfield with a pro-business agenda that included lowering property taxes and instituting term limits on officeholders. But his ongoing spat with Madigan and other legislative Democrats left the state without a budget for two years while billions of dollars of debt piled up.