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Kennedy Hopes Chicago Stays Neutral

Biss and Pawar said Rauner was using “racist” tactics.

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Zach C. Cohen
June 23, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Busi­ness­man Chris Kennedy (D) “on Thursday asked Cook County Demo­crat­ic lead­ers not to en­dorse a can­did­ate for the party’s gov­ernor nom­in­a­tion, a plea made as” bil­lion­aire J.B. Pritzker (D) “urged city ward and sub­urb­an town­ship com­mit­tee­men to side with him and against con­tenders who at­tack their rivals. The re­quests came as five can­did­ates for gov­ernor ap­peared be­fore the Cook County Demo­crat­ic or­gan­iz­a­tion ahead of a planned Au­gust en­dorse­ment.” (Chica­go Tribune)

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D) and Chica­go Ald. Ameya Pawar (D) at the same gath­er­ing “ac­cused Gov. Bruce Rau­ner (R) on Thursday of us­ing ‘ra­cist’ tac­tics by ap­peal­ing to the anti-Chica­go sen­ti­ments of Down­state voters.” (Chica­go Sun-Times)

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