Governor Candidates to Debate in Springfield

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor are set for another debate ahead of the primary election next month.

The Citizens Club of Springfield is hosting a forum Tuesday evening. All candidates are expected to attend. They are Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, business Bruce Rauner, and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady.

All four appeared at a debate earlier this month in the Chicago suburb of Naperville where the main issues were state spending, taxes and Illinois' business climate.

Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, is seeking re-election. He faces one primary challenger, activist Tio Hardiman. Quinn's campaign says the Chicago Democrat won't participate in any debates ahead of the primary.

The primary contest is March 18.


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