Democratic Gubernatorial Debate Cancelled

Feb 19, 2018

The only televised debate outside of Chicago between the Democratic candidates for governor has been cancelled.

That's because Democratic candidate JB Pritzker would not commit to attending the debate in Springfield.

Speaking on Illinois Public Radio's talk show The 21st, Pritzker said he's already done almost 50 forums and joint appearances.
"We actually have uh agreed back in uh December to do six debates, um and that was very well known. This debate came up later."
Pritzker says he thinks they're doing a great job getting out to everyone.

His opponents Daniel Biss and Chris Kennedy gathered more than 3,400 signatures in petitions to get the March 5 debate to continue.