Pritzker tries to separate his $35 million campaign donation from an expected reelection bid

Pritzker tries to separate his $35 million campaign donation from an expected reelection bid

Pritzker’s contribution to his campaign fund comes amid tanking poll numbers, a broken unemployment filing system, fatal mismanagement at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home, and continued political losses.

March 24, 2021

Yesterday, Governor Pritzker doubled down on his talking points in response to questions surrounding his reelection, insisting he isn’t focused on politics but rather the people of Illinois. In response to questions about his reelection, Pritzker repeated his talking points stating, “I’m focused on getting us past this pandemic keeping people safe and healthy in the state of Illinois.” This response comes as it was disclosed that Pritzker funneled $35 million of his own fortune into his campaign fund.

Governor Pritzker’s hypocrisy was on full display nearly a week ago when he made the rounds, telling members of the media that he was “just focused on the job that I’ve got today…”, all while having already made his $35 million contribution to his campaign fund.

The Governor’s contribution to his campaign fund comes amid tanking poll numbers, an unemployment filing system that continues to fail out-of-work Illinoisans a year into this pandemic, the Pritzker administration’s fatal mismanagement at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home, and continued political losses. To overcome all those issues, Governor Pritzker’s $35 million is just a drop in the bucket.

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