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State Week: Pritzker, Griffin are prepared to spend big on governor's race

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Brian Mackey

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has already announced he'll run for another term in 2022. This week, the state's wealthiest resident and hedge fund CEO Ken Griffin added some intrigue when he told Crain's Chicago Business that he will bankroll a challenger. He gave no indication which candidate he'd support.

The panel talks about what that means for the upcoming governor's race and how the trend of record campaign spending is likely to continue.

We also hear discussion on Illinois' budget outlook, COVID-19 numbers and an update on legal action over redistricting.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by statehouse editor Hannah Meisel, emeritus professor Charlie Wheeler and guest Dan Petrella, who covers state government for the Chicago Tribune.

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