February 2, 2018: Two Vastly Different Republicans — And Getting Pedantic In The Pedway

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It was another testy week for politicians across Illinois and Chicago:

  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s GOP primary challenger, State Rep. Jeanne Ives, suddenly grabbed the spotlight this week. A fiery debate performance and a wallop of campaign cash have some saying she’s a contender in the March primary.
  • The number of candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is down to four. We explain why this local race has national implications.
  • And if you want to get on a ballot in Illinois, you need to gather petition signatures.. And if an opponent wants you off the ballot? They’re going to scrutinize those signatures. All of them.

WBEZ’s politics team broke all of that down during our weekly Illinois Elections 2018 podcast, hosted this week by Marc Garber.

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