AG candidate Kwame Raoul calls lawsuit against fellow Democrat J.B. Pritzker ‘shoddily drafted’

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Democratic attorney general candidate Kwame Raoul on Friday said he wouldn’t judge a federal civil rights lawsuit recently filed against governor candidate J.B. Pritzker’s campaign, but also called it “shoddily drafted.”

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday, just three weeks before Election Day, alleging that African-American and Latino campaign staffers “are herded into race-specific positions where they are expected to interact with the public, offered no meaningful chance for advancement, and receive less favorable treatment than their white counterparts.” Pritzker has said the allegations are “just not true.”

Asked about the lawsuit after giving a speech to the City Club of Chicago, Raoul pointed to his experience practicing employment discrimination law.

“Having done so, I know not to judge the lawsuit by either the complaint or what’s reported in the media,” Raoul said.

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October 19, 2018 at 02:27PM

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