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Four Republicans Debate Again

Four Republicans Debate Again

 

The three Republican candidates for governor who are career politicians are defending their political careers.

Candidate Bruce Rauner, a financier who has never run for office before, has been saying the other three – State Sens. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) and Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and Treasurer Dan Rutherford, all with political careers longer than two decades – are the problem.

“I don’t believe that career politicians in Springfield can fix our problems. The special interest groups are too strong,” he said in a televised debate Thursday night in Chicago. The debate, put on by the League of Women Voters, WLS-TV and Univision, was held at the WLS-TV studios.

Dillard defended himself and his fellow career politicians, nothing that their careers have not been limited to politics.

“Bill Brady is a home builder. Bill Brady worked for a major national company (Service Master), and for 27 years I’ve worked (as a lawyer) with manufacturers, and I know the business climate of all 50 states on behalf of those manufacturers, and my running mate Jil Tracy, her family operates a business (Dot Foods) that employs 2,000 Illinoisans,” he said in the debate.

Brady says one needs experience in Springfield, where Rauner has never once appeared to lobby for or against a bill.

Rauner said if he is elected, he will get to know lawmakers and will work with them.

 

 

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