Running mate defends Pritzker over wiretapped remarks


By Brendon Moore, The State Journal-Register

State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, a candidate for lieutenant governor, defended running mate J.B. Pritzker Wednesday, a day following the billionaire candidate’s apology for making disparaging remarks about African-American politicians in taped conversations with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Stratton, in Springfield for legislative session, said what Pritzker “did yesterday is what I would expect any of us who have perhaps made a misstep or done something we’re not necessarily proud of. We admit what it was, we apologize for it.”

“But we also point to the things that countered what happened nine years ago and show all the things that (Pritzker’s) done throughout his career and all the things we’ve done on the campaign trail and all the things we expect to do for the people of Illinois once we defeat this failed governor we have now,” Stratton said.


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