Who Is The Democratic ‘Establishment’ In Illinois?
ICPR’s article was reposted on this site.
Via – Reboot Illinois
“The race for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor has already seen significant endorsements from local party leaders and elected officials, and even more from major unions and national figures. These endorsements shed light on the strategy behind each candidate’s campaign, and can often be linked to their fundraising efforts. As more unions and elected officials endorse candidates, a significant “establishment” and “anti-establishment” current continues to dominate the conversation in the year’s most contentious election.
Current Trends in Gubernatorial Endorsements
JB Pritzker currently leads the field of Democratic candidates for governor, with over 30 endorsements from elected officials and local Democratic Party leaders. Notable endorsements for Pritzker include U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, the Cook County Democratic Party, and 23 other county party chairs.
As ICPR explored in detail last month, the billionaire has also racked up endorsements from a host of labor unions. Notably missing from the list of formal endorsements are members of the Illinois General Assembly, other than Pritzker’s own running mate, State Representative Juliana Stratton.”