Illinois attorney general candidates clash over ads during first debate

posted by Joe Soto - 

Make sure you get out and vote!  Candidates for Illinois Attorney General faced off in their first-ever debate Monday during a meeting with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. The Sun-Times invited Libertarian Bubba Harsy, but Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul and Republican Erika Harold dominated the meeting. Raoul criticized Harold  for taking money from Governor Rauner, who has said Harold will prosecute House Speaker Michael Madigan. "That is dangerous. The attorney general’s office should not be used to carry out the vendettas against your political adversaries," Raoul said. Raoul is trying to paint Harold as extreme, airing TV commercials going after her position against gay adoption when she was a 19-year-old Miss Illinois contestant, and linking it to her stance in favor of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage four years ago.

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