Candidates Cross Illinois In Final Election Push

Nov 5, 2018

Illinois’ top political candidates spent the weekend making a final push ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner traveled the length of Illinois — from Carbondale on Saturday to the Chicago suburbs Sunday night.

Polls have consistently shown him trailing Democrat J.B. Pritzker. But at a stop in Morris, the Chicago Sun-Times quoted him calling those polls “baloney.”

Pritzker, meanwhile, stayed in Chicago and the suburbs over the weekend, capping it off with a rally starring former President Barack Obama.

Democrats rally in Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. From left: Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs, Comptroller Susana Mendoza, gubernatorial nominee J.B. Pritzker, former President Barack Obama, lieutenant governor nominee Juliana Stratton, Congressional candidates Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten, and attorney general nominee Kwame Raoul.
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“So if you don't like what’s going on right now, do not complain, do not boo,” Obama told the crowd. “Do not get anxious. Don’t get freaked out. Don’t just hashtag. Vote!”

Top Illinois Democrats are scheduled to fly around the state on Monday.

Pritzker is to be joined by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and attorney general nominee Kwame Raoul, among others.

They’re scheduled to stop in Rockford, Moline, Belleville, Marion, Springfield, and Peoria.

Rauner has just two events on his public schedule, in the Chicago suburbs of Spring Grove and Lisle.