CHICAGO (AP) — The four Republican Illinois lieutenant governor candidates will face off on television for the only time ahead of the March 18 primary.
The debate is Thursday at Chicago’s WTTW-TV.
This year, lieutenant governor candidates are running with a gubernatorial candidate. Lawmakers made the change after embarrassing revelations about the 2010 Democratic nominee surfaced.
The lieutenant governor candidates are Northbrook attorney Steve Kim, who’s running with Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH’-ur-furd); former Long Grove Village President Maria
Rodriguez, who is state Sen. Bill Brady’s pick; Wheaton City Councilwoman Evelyn Sanguinetti, who’s teamed up with businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur); and state Rep. Jil Tracy of Quincy, who’s state Sen. Kirk Dillard’s choice.
The four spoke at a McLean County GOP lunch in November, but this is their first debate together on TV.