Money, Chicago Powerbrokers, and the IL Republican Party’s Civil War

From Springfield: As Gov Rauner announces his plan to seek re-election, and the Democratic field is vying for their party’s nomination, we talk with Political Science Professor, Kent Redfield, about the state of Illinois’ political parties.

Professor Redfield has followed and studied Illinois politics for 40 years, and brings a wealth of historical perspective to the campaign 2018, and the candidates. Hear his thoughts on the impact of billionaires running for governor, the influence of party leaders on the functioning of the legislature, and whether the Republican party can overcome its deep divisions sparked by Gov Rauner’s support of publicly funded abortions, and the signing of SB-31, a bill many Republicans say makes Illinois a “sanctuary state.”

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