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Following the final gubernatorial debate Tuesday, the candidates are speeding into the final weeks of the campaign, and the rhetoric doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Because of crime and poor schools, Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey has called Chicago a hellhole and an unruly child. During Tuesday’s debate, he added another nickname.
After the debate, Pritzker spoke favorably of the name change.
Some online have taken the new moniker to heart, sharing scenic photos of the Windy City with the hashtag “Pritzkerville.” Bailey’s running Stephanie Trussel said that may be what elite political insiders think, but she said that does not reflect the plight of minority communities hit with crime and poverty.
It appears, according to polling, Pritzker is in the driver’s seat. A new Illinois Broadcasters Association and Research America survey shows the incumbent with a 49.7% to 27.7% lead when voters were asked who they planned to vote for. Scott Schluter, the Libertarian candidate got 6.3% while 12.6% of respondents say they’re still undecided.