Rauner, Pritzker Court Voters At Mexican Independence Day Event

Jim Gudas
September 09, 2018 - 3:35 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Mexican Independence Parade in Little Village both brought together the two leading candidates for Illinois governor, who each tried to woo potential voters.

WBBM’s Jim Gudas spoke with both candidates at the parade in Little Village Sunday.

Both Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker and Republican Gov. Rauner were happy to tell people at the parade why they were the best candidates for Latinos in Illinois and why their opponent isn’t.

“He represents higher taxes and more corruption and the same broken policies that got us in this mess for 35 years,” Rauner said of Pritzker.

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Countered Pritzker: “Bruce Rauner, as you know, stood up against having refugees come to this state. He’s cut funding for our welcoming centers and our refugee services.”

Politics aside, the sun broke through the clouds just in time to create a beautiful day for the thousands of people lining 26th Street to watch.