Gov. JB Pritzker is seeking a second term against Republican Senator Darren Bailey. Both Bailey, a southern Illinois farmer, and the Democratic governor accuse the other of being too extreme for Illinois.
With a Democrat supermajority in the General Assembly, Pritzker pushed through major initiatives for four years, beginning with an overdue $45 billion capital building plan, a $15-an-hour minimum wage, legalization of recreational marijuana, and later Reducing tens of billions of dollars in debt. Additionally, he spent much of the second half of his tenure fighting COVID-19 and weathering criticism – led by his current opponent Bailey – for his measures to stem the spread of the potentially deadly disease.
The 57-year-old billionaire, equity investor and philanthropist is championing those accomplishments by seeking a second term against Bailey, a Republican and farmer from southern Illinois.
Bailey, who garnered the support of former President Donald Trump while in Republican elementary school, has lashed out at Pritzker on issues like government spending and crime, branded Chicago a “hell hole” and blasted a criminal justice overhaul that ends bail, which he claims is they will create a “revolving door” in prisons for violent offenders.
Pritzker counters that Bailey, 56, who served one term in the House of Representatives before winning his Senate seat in 2020, is too extreme for Illinois by embracing Trump’s MAGA movement, opposing any gun restrictions and endorsing an abortion ban, though Bailey Abortion restrictions says not on his agenda.
ideas count. money too. As of September 30, federal campaign finance records showed that Pritzker had $42 million in his campaign account. Bailey had $767,000. Being on the wrong end of this funding imbalance makes it difficult to get voters familiar with your ideas.
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