State News
7:21 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Why are the GOP candidates for governor avoiding social issues?

The men seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Illinois: state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, investor Bruce Rauner, and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Credit Brian Mackey / Illinois Public Radio/WUIS
Illinois' economy has been "topic A" among the men seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Getting far less attention are social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. For a party whose rough primaries have often been compared to “circular firing squads,” the lack of focus on the topic is unusual. Illinois Public Radio's Brian Mackey looks at what’s behind the social silence.