debate http://wuis.org en Republicans Race For Governor Becomes "Blood Sport" http://wuis.org/post/republicans-race-governor-becomes-blood-sport <p></p><p>The four men seeking the Republican nomination for governor met in a debate Tuesday (2/18) night in Springfield, the last time they're scheduled to appear together downstate before next month's primary election.</p><p>With political newcomer Bruce Rauner leading in the polls and in fundraising, debates are a chance for the three other candidates to talk directly to voters, free of charge.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:47:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 19252 at http://wuis.org Republicans Race For Governor Becomes "Blood Sport" RAW TAPE: Republican Candidates' Post-Debate Press Conferences http://wuis.org/post/raw-tape-republican-candidates-post-debate-press-conferences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All four candidates spoke with reporters after Thursday's Republican gubernatorial debate in Peoria. Here's what they had to say:</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:07:24 +0000 Brian Mackey 17566 at http://wuis.org RAW TAPE: Republican Candidates' Post-Debate Press Conferences Candidates Pitch 'Electability' At GOP Debate http://wuis.org/post/candidates-pitch-electability-gop-debate <p>The four men competing for the Republican nomination for governor met in Peoria last night. They were participating in a live debate broadcast on public radio and television stations across Illinois. There were no big blow-ups or arguments. In fact, the candidates seem to agree on a lot of policy issues.</p><p>That left each man making the case for why he thinks he's in the best position to be the first Republican elected governor since 1998.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:04:51 +0000 Brian Mackey 17540 at http://wuis.org Candidates Pitch 'Electability' At GOP Debate