The 21st Show

Primary Recap: Trumpian Republicans win

Left: J.B. Pritzker, Right: Darren Bailey

Left: J.B. Pritzker, Right: Darren Bailey (AP Photo/John O'Connor), (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Governor JB Pritzker (D) will face farmer and state Senator Darren Bailey (R) in his re-election campaign this fall. Overall primary election night turned out better for Republicans who have sided with, or at least not challenged, former President Trump’s false statements about the 2020 elections. It was also a good night for Republicans who’ve been vocal about opposing Gov. Pritzker’s COVID-19 mitigations. We talked about last night and the campaign ahead with 3 veteran Ilinois political reporters.


Rick Pearson 
Chief political reporter, Chicago Tribune

Kelsey Landis 
Reporter, Belleville News-Democrat

Chris Mooney 
W. Russell Arrington Professor of State Politics, University of Illinois Chicago
Founding Editor, State Politics & Policy Quarterly (1997-2007)