Quinn and Rauner square off in debate tonight: What about the lead up ?


Governor Pat Quinn


Bruce Rauner

UPDATE: Spirited exchange may be seen here on CBS.

Incumbent Governor Pat Quinn, Democrat, and challenger Bruce Rauner, Republican, do another debate tonight, Tues., Oct. 14.

To be held in the DuSable Museum, it is being promoted as a debate geared to African American voters. CBS 2 will air the event at 6 p.m. in partnership with the Chicago Urban League and the Business Leadership Council.

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In April Quinn and Rauner spoke at the Illinois Education Association, which was the first time they shared a public stage. Here is that video.

First Debate
On Oct. 9, the debate was presented by WTVP in Peoria. Labeled as their "downstate" debate it was made possible by Illinois Public Broadcasting partners and the league of Women Voters

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