State News
6:14 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Gov. Quinn will face primary challenge

Any doubt about whether Governor Pat Quinn was going to face a primary challenge has been settled. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports on the latest developments in the Democratic race for governor.

The head of the state board of elections confirms that the people who objected to Tio Hardiman's candidacy have dropped their challenge. Meaning the former director of Ceasefire, an anti-violence organization, gets to stay on the March ballot.

"And I look forward to running a very positive campaign to do my best to unseat the incumbent governor here."

Hardiman says he's not worried that according to his latest elections filing, he only had about $500 in his campaign account to spend, compared with Quinn's $4.5 million.