Final IL GOP gubernatorial debate held as primary looms

CHICAGO  —  GOP candidates running for governor of Illinois debated Thursday night in what would be the last face-off before Tuesday’s primaries.

Four of six GOP candidates — State Senator Darren Bailey, former state senator Paul Schimpf, entrepreneur Jesse Sullivan, and businessman Gary Rabine  — took the stage at the College of DuPage.

Missing from the debate hosted by AM 560 was Attorney Max Solomon and Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, an early front runner.


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Momentum has been shifting with just days left until the election.

A poll earlier this month by Ogden and Fry had Irvin in second place.

Bailey had moved into first place with more than 30% of decided voters. Sullivan polled third in the contest and has recently shown a surge in endorsements.

The primary election takes place next Tuesday, June 28th.

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