Gubernatorial Candidates With Differing Views on Speaker Madigan

Oct 18, 2017

The Democratic candidates for Illinois governor are increasingly getting asked what they think of their own party’s leader, House Speaker Michael Madigan.

At a forum in west suburban Aurora, the Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls were asked how they would make sure powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan wouldn’t control them.

Chris Kennedy says Madigan shouldn’t be both a lawmaker and a property tax appeals lawyer.

State Senator Daniel Biss says Madigan’s too powerful and it holds back the Democratic Party.

JB Pritzker wouldn’t say Madigan’s been around too long, but he did say he thinks there should be term limits on how long someone should be a legislative leader.

Bob Daiber praised Madigan for holding Illinois together during Governor Bruce Rauner’s term.

And Tio Hardiman said he would work with Madigan.