Democrats united against Rauner at the State Fair

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SPRINGFIELD– At the Illinois State Fair, Thursday was Democrat day.

And taking center stage: The candidates who want Mark Kirk’s senate seat.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth — got the early support of Senator Dick Durbin. But Chicago urban league president Andrea Zopp and state senator Napoleon Harris jumped in to the race too.

Cook county commissioner Richard Boykin, is also a considering a run.  The Cook County Democratic Party passed on making an endorsement.

Party leaders more unified in their

praise for organized labor.

And Criticism of Governor Bruce Rauner.

Senate President John Cullerton: “We are willing to work with Governor Rauner but we don’t work for governor Rauner ok?”

While the budget battle drags on– so does the verbal back and forth.

Rauner, yesterday said “Mike Madigan has ice water in his veins.”

House speaker Mike Madigan, today said “That doesn’t help the process; the problem facing the state of Illinois is the budget deficit.”

And longtime Secretary of State Jesse White told the crowd he’s making his exit from politics after he finishes the last three years of his term.

He’s said that before, but this time?

Jesse White: “Take it to the bank. This is it.”

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