Pritzker Officially Running for Governor
J. B. Pritzker is officially running for Illinois governor. He joins what’s turning into a crowded field of Democrats who are hoping to take on Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. At a rally kicking off his campaign - Pritzker offered this explanation.
"You want to know why I’m running for governor? Because everything we care about is under siege by Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner."
In response - the Illinois GOP emailed supporters, calling Pritzker a pawn of House Speaker Michael Madigan. Pritzker is a venture capitalist and Forbes ranks him as one of the richest people in the world.
Other Democrats running for governor include: Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, State Senator Daniel Biss, former Merchandise Mart President Chris Kennedy, and downstate schools superintendent Bob Daiber.