Daniel Biss visits Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A week from Tuesday, Illinoisans head to the polls to vote on a number of issues and candidates. Few primary races are as competitive and costly as the race for the Democratic nominee for governor.

Most polls show billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker with a lead but both Daniel Biss and Chris Kennedy are within striking distance.

Monday, Biss spent some time campaigning in Rockford which is the hometown of his lieutenant governor running mate, State Representative Litesa Wallace. Biss says his opponents are simply out of touch with everyday Illinoisans.

"People in Illinois are going to be choosing between an inexperienced billionaire and a middle-class progressive. I live a normal life. My wife and I pay more than 10 percent of our income in property taxes. We send our kids to our neighborhood public school. And it's time we had the government on the side of ordinary families like ours. Not on the side of the very wealthy not on the side of those with political connections," said Biss.

The latest Paul Simon Institute poll has Biss trailing J.B. Pritzker by 10 points and ahead of Chris Kennedy by four points, however, 25 percent of those polled are still undecided.