Pritzker not naming a presidential choice

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Bernard Schoenburg Political Writer @bschoenburg

Tuesday

Mar 3, 2020 at 11:44 AM Mar 3, 2020 at 11:44 AM

 

With the Illinios primary two weeks away and as voters in “Super Tuesday” states were going to the polls, Gov. JB Pritzker today remained neutral in the Democratic race for president.

“I’m for the Democrat,” he told reporters following an agricultural legislative day event at the Illinois State Library. “I don’t know who’s going to win Illinois. I don’t know who’s going to win the nomination. But I know one thing: (President) Donald Trump’s got to go. You can see it in the way that some of the challenges around the coronavirus are being handled. The administration has done a terrible job, in my opinion, of really helping states with the challenges they face.”

Pritzker’s comments came the morning after three now-former Democratic presidential candidates – Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke – endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president. Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has seemed poised to make gains in Super Tuesday voting, says the “corporate” and political establishments are trying to stop him.

Asked if he plans to make an endorsement by the March 17 primary, Pritzker said: “That’s not my intention.”

And despite his criticism of Trump, Pritzker said he works with members of the Trump cabinet “all the time.”

“I am in regular communication with the cabinet and with members of the administration,” to get things Illinois needs, Pritzker said.

Contact Bernard Schoenburg: bernard.schoenburg@sj-r.com, 788-1540, twitter.com/bschoenburg.

 

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March 3, 2020 at 11:47AM

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