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Pritzker says he intends to “do a good job” for Illinoisans for four years if reelected

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022

* Gov. Pritzker was asked today whether he was running for president

So it’s funny that you’re saying that, Mary Ann, because the truth is that I’m going to help other Democratic governors get elected in Massachusetts, in New Hampshire, in Maine, to help raise money, to help get the word out. These are pro-choice Democratic governors. It’s the most important thing that we’ve got to deal with across the country, that the Supreme Court is forcing us to deal with, and that is, they’re looking to overturn Roe v. Wade. The governors are the ones who are going to have power to make sure that we preserve reproductive rights for women and, broadly, rights that are going to be taken away as a result of their overturning of the right to privacy. So we need governors who are going to stand up for women, for the LGBTQ community, for all of us in our individual rights.

And when asked about the perception of visiting New Hampshire, Pritzker said this

I can’t tell you anything other than I love the job that I have. It’s why I’m running for reelection as governor of our state. And I intend to continue to do a good job for the people of the state for the next four years.

Promises like those are often broken. Darren Bailey once ruled out a run for governor.

* But here’s the thing: Illinois and several other states are in the running to be the first in a revamped primary system. Here’s Lynn Sweet

WHAT IS CHANGING: The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee passed an April resolution calling for a diverse nominating process that “contributes to a fair and sound electoral process” and helps Democrats win the White House. The DNC also made clear it prefers the more straightforward primary balloting.

THE COMPETITION: The DNC contemplates the first four primaries to be in four regions. Illinois is competing for the Midwest slot against bids filed by Friday from state Democratic parties in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Oklahoma. […]

Illinois Democrats need to make the first cut and be invited to make a presentation to the Rules and Bylaws meeting June 22-24 in Washington. The committee votes in August. The full DNC will approve a new nominating calendar in September.

Visiting New Hampshire ain’t what it used to be.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

13 Comments »
  1. - Local Person - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 2:08 pm:

    That’s not even a promise persay, he could do a good job for Illinoisans from the White House too.


  2. - Downstate - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 2:11 pm:

    NH might not have the same heft it once held. However, it’s a nice test pad for messaging. While it won’t “boost” a candidacy too much, it also won’t do harm.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 2:20 pm:

    Something I was told once that I recall during these times;

    A pol makes promises. You should believe they are of good intention and truthful until they are not.

    Now, if you know it’s a flat out “fib”, consider if its politics. Politics is a fluid thing, but remember it later.

    If it’s not politics, then never trust them again.

    I trust that the governor is telling the truth.

    That doesn’t make me foolish or naive. It does mean I like to follow some good advice.


  4. - Steve - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 2:30 pm:

    JB handled this statement well. He’s a top tier potential candidate given everything that is going on within the Democratic party nationally.


  5. - Donnie Elgin - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 2:33 pm:

    “And I intend to continue to do a good job”

    You what they say about good intentions


  6. - Pundent - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 3:01 pm:

    I don’t recall this question ever being posed to Bruce Rauner. I’m not sure why. And ironically the people who are so certain that JBs going to run often seem to be Republicans. And yet none of them were suggesting there would ever be a President Rauner. Makes you wonder.


  7. - Ducky LaMoore - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 3:38 pm:

    “You (know) what they say about good intentions”

    Yeah. It’s the #1 thing I look at in candidates. You supported the guy that wanted to destroy the state. So, intentions matter.


  8. - Club J - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 3:49 pm:

    Can someone help me with this. Has Darren Bailey every finish a job he’s been elected for outside of the School Board? Yet they question Governor Pritzker.


  9. - MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 3:53 pm:

    “Promises like those are often broken.”

    I remember when an Illinois Senator with no chance of getting elected broke just such a promise.

    He did alright.

    – MrJM


  10. - Lucky Pierre - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 4:04 pm:

    Something is terribly wrong if JB actually thinks abortion is the most important issue in the country today.

    He is an out of touch billionaire who has no idea about the economic anxiety of a large number of Americans

    According to Gallup abortion ranks last in issues people are concerned about

    https://news.gallup.com/poll/1675/most-important-problem.aspx


  11. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 4:13 pm:

    - Lucky Pierre -

    That poll is from … April.

    You think abortion after that ruling will be no big whoop?

    Even your cites are wholly intended to be dishonest


  12. - Bruce( no not him) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 4:51 pm:

    ===Visiting New Hampshire ain’t what it used to be.==
    I was in New Hampshire once. Didn’t know I was supposed to run for President.
    Another missed opportunity.


  13. - Fivegreenleaves - Wednesday, Jun 15, 22 @ 6:55 pm:

    Even if Gov. Pritzker does run for president, he’s done Illinois a world of good. I don’t agree with everything he’s done, and I’m sad to se CAT go to Texas, but I’m glad to see Lion Electric come to Joliet. I’m glad to see Ferrero expand in Bloomington. I’m glad to see someone has finally taken notice of the gold mine that is Cairo due to it’s location at the Ohio and Mississippi. I’m glad to see the increased business that has come to my town.

    I’m glad to see Illinois overdue bill backlog paid down, I’m glad that invoices are taking less than a month to be paid, per the comptroller’s website. I’m glad that Illinois’ population increased to 13 million. Gov. Pritzker, by every measure except ones produced by the GOP and Illinois Policy, is better off than we were four years ago. Pritzker deserves another term imo.


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