Pritzker: Racial-Discrimination Suit Against His Campaign Is Baseless

Craig Dellimore
October 18, 2018 - 5:35 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker said a court should decide the next steps in a discrimination lawsuit filed by some of his current and former campaign workers.

The billionaire businessman is denying the allegations of campaign staffers that there's an atmosphere of discrimination and that black and Latino individuals are denied the same privileges and resources as their white counterparts.

The candidate also denies their complaints aren't being heard.

Pritzker said a court will decide where the case goes from here.

Julia Stratton, his African-American running mate, said the complaints were made in a very recent letter. She says the plaintiffs demanded $7.5 million settlement or they would bring legal action and go to the news media.

Pritzker said he’s skeptical about the timing of the suit, 19 days before the election.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner issued a statement saying the accusations should be investigated.