Pritzker Rallies With Democrats In DeKalb

Aug 13, 2018

Emphasizing his goal to expand campaign efforts beyond Chicago and the collar counties, Pritzker formally opened a new campaign office in DeKalb County.
Credit Victoria Lunacek

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate J.B. Pritzker stopped in DeKalb on Sunday to rally support from local Democrats. He also unveiled a new campaign office. He says the goal is to further expand campaign efforts beyond Chicago and the collar counties.  Pritzker also framed his campaign as a challenge to Washington.

"I decided to run for governor because everything we care about, and I really mean everything, is under siege right now by a racist misogynist in Washington, and his local silent partner Governor Bruce Rauner," he said.

Running mate Juliana Stratton accompanied Pritzker to DeKalb. She said it was also important to reach out to those who feel they were “left behind” by Governor Rauner’s policies. Pritzker was accompanied by his wife Mary, Comptroller Susana Mendoza, and regional and local candidates.