Our Interviews With Seven Of The Candidates For Illinois Governor

March 05, 2018
Pictures of the six Democrats and one Republican running to unseat incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner

Six Democrats and one Republican are running to unseat incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner: J.B. Pritzker, Sen. Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman, Dr. Robert Marshall, Chris Kennedy, and Rep. Jeanne Ives.

Pritzker campaign/Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

The 21st interviewed seven of the candidates running for Illinois governor ahead of the primary on March 20: Democratic candidates J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, Sen. Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman, and Dr. Robert Marshall, along with Gov. Rauner's Republican challenger, Rep. Jeanne Ives. The governor's office did not respond to our repeated requests for an interview.

We recorded all of these interviews in advance so the candidates did not get the questions in advance. We've also put together a short compilation of the candidates in their own words, but the full interviews with each candidate are available on this page as well. We've shared them here in order of the day they aired on the radio broadcast.