Governor Quinn was the hot topic of Tuesday morning's GOP gubernatorial debate
NAPERVILLE, IL-- The four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor stayed away from personal attacks in their latest debate.
There were still disagreements at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association-sponsored event in Naperville. For example, Bruce Rauner bashed State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) for his support of the 2011 workers compensation reform law and the more recent pension reform law.
“This pension problem has been bipartisan failure,” Rauner said, “just as workers comp reform was bipartisan failure, and many other of the other bills that have been passed in Springfield.”
Brady pointed out the manufacturers’ association supported the workers comp legislation.
“Bruce Rauner suggested it was a failed workers’ compensation program,” Brady said. “Ladies and gentlemen, we have to make tough decisions in Springfield.”
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford avoided personal attacks on Rauner, despite his recent claims that Rauner is involved in a treasurer’s office employee’s complaints against him alleging sexual harassment and that he urged workers in the treasurer’s office to do political work for Rutherford on state time.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) also stayed away from attacking Rauner, but did knock Brady for voting against funding the state’s last capital bill.