Today, the Cook County Democratic Party officially endorsed J-B Pritzker’s campaign for Illinois governor ahead of next year’s primary.
Pritzker says he doesn’t need the party’s money - the billionaire has already given his own campaign more than $21 million dollars. But the endorsement means organizational help and his name on mailers.
Pritzker addressed Cook County Democratic officials this morning (FRI).
PRITZKER: Like no other candidate in this race, I am focused on building up the party, uniting the Democratic Party.
The 7 other candidates who spoke today encouraged the party NOT to make an endorsement for governor.
State Senator Daniel Biss said it shows the party thinks there’s only room for one type of candidate.
Other Democrats who spoke today: Bob Daiber, Scott Drury, Tio Hardiman, Chris Kennedy, Robert Marshall, and Ameya Pawar.