Democratic Candidate for Governor Criticizes His Own Party

Jun 19, 2017

Democratic candidate for Illinois governor Scott Drury is voicing frustrations with his own party as a key part of his campaign.

Drury is the only Democratic state representative who did not vote for Michael Madigan to be House Speaker.

Drury says the Illinois Democratic Party - which Madigan leads - is about winning at any cost. He says that's why his party didn't vote to raise the minimum wage when it controlled the governor's office and had supermajorities in the House and Senate.
"Year after year we say - we plead to a base and say, 'We're going to take of you. We're going to take care of you.' And then we don't do anything for them."
Other Democrats running for governor include J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar , Tio Hardiman, Chris Kennedy, Bob Daiber, and State Senator Daniel Biss.