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State Week: Pritzker holds a big money edge in governor's race

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

The latest campaign filings show Gov. J.B. Pritzker's campaign fund dwarfs that of his Republican opponent Darren Bailey. We discuss the role money plays in politics and whether Bailey can get his message across.

Also, Pritzker contracted COVID-19, likely while on a political trip to Florida.

We talk about the week in state government and politics. Host Sean Crawford is joined by Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Capitol News Illinois' Peter Hancock and Professor Emeritus with the University of Illinois Institute for Government Public Affairs Kent Redfield.

Hannah covers state government and politics for Capital News Illinois. She's been dedicated to the statehouse beat since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with subsequent stops at outlets including WILL-AM/FM, Law360, The Daily Line and a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax before returning to NPR Illinois in 2020 and moving to CNI in 2023.
Peter Hancock joined the Capitol News Illinois team as a reporter in January 2019.
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