Democrat Gov Candidates Assail Rauner

(Chicago, IL) — Potential Democratic candidates for governor made their cases Monday before a group of party leaders meeting in Chicago. In what was billed as a meet-and-greet, candidates made brief statements to committeemen and others. Among them, businessman Chris Kennedy, who said Governor Rauner’s long-term goal is to run for President as the man who broke the unions in Illinois. State Senator Daniel Biss accused Rauner of leading an assault on the Democratic Party and its values, a theme also sounded by Alderman Ameya Pawar. Billionaire J.B. Pritzker says if he runs, he’d rebuild the party’s infrastructure across the state, while City Treasurer Kurt Summers says the state needs someone with credibility to solve the budget crisis.