Democrats for governor largely focus on Rauner, Trump
Feb 21, 2018 10:37 PM -
SPRINGFIELD -- Democrats running for Illinois governor largely avoided sparring with each other in a debate Wednesday, focusing their ire on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's record on the budget and infrastructure and on President Donald Trump's first year in office. Presumed front-runner J.B. Pritzker and state Sen. Daniel Biss, whose middle-class populist approach has gained him ground, traded the expected jabs over issues such as each one's past actions to address the state's deep pension debt, a back-and-forth resulting from a question about relations with state workers which drew an angry demand from candidate Bob Daiber that candidates answer the question asked.