Campaign Attacks Move From TV Ads To Debate Stage
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker carried their negative campaigns on stage Thursday evening in the first of three televised debates. Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson and Republican state Sen. Sam McCann (running for governor under the Conservative Party banner) also participated in the slugfest.
In the first televised gubernatorial debate of the fall campaign season, the common goal among the four candidates who shared a stage Thursday wasn't so much solving Illinois' fiscal problems. Instead, it seemed all about proving who was the biggest liar. In the role of underdog, incumbent Republican Gov.