JOURNAL-REGISTER: J.B. Pritzker wins Illinois governor Dem primary

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The State Journal-Register is reporting, “Two Republicans and six Democrats are running to become their party’s nominee for Illinois governor. Here’s a look at the candidates, in the order they will appear on the Tuesday primary ballot:J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire businessman and philanthropist who spent nearly $70 million of his own money and traveled the state extensively in his primary race, was chosen by Democratic voters as their party’s nominee for governor Tuesday.

“Tonight, we’ve taken the next step of beating Bruce Rauner and putting Illinois back on the side of working families,” Pritzker said after the victory. “When I announced this campaign, I chose to stand with Illinoisans across this state and I chose to fight. We are fighting for unions and the families they have so tirelessly defended for so long, Dreamers and immigrants of all kinds seeking a better life, women who deserve their seat at the table and to have their voices heard, and black and brown communities who deserve fairness in enjoying the wealth this great nation denied them for so long. I will fight today, and tomorrow, and every day of this election and every day after to get our state back on track.”

Pritzker and the other two major Democratic candidates on the ballot — state Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston and Kenilworth resident and developer Chris Kennedy — were all for a progressive state income tax to make the rich pay more. All three also said that first-term GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner had failed the state and has the wrong priorities…”

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