About 100 people attended this morning's Illinois Manufacturers' Association GOP gubernatorial debate - the latest in the Republican roadshow that's playing for six more weeks at locations around the state.
Fox Chicago's Mike Flannery was the moderator and asked the usual questions about the rollback of the tax increase, pension reform, minimum wage, workers comp., education, etc. The candidates provided their canned responses that voters (if they've even been paying attention) have already heard ... several times.
So far the only candidate to comment on the debate is Bill Brady, who wrote in a press release:
“Illinois needs bold leadership today, not more task forces and studies as my opponents suggested again today. We need the kind of leadership that I brought to pension reform. While my opponents dodged the issue, I stood firm with the taxpayers and retired teachers and state workers, just as I will stand firm in tax and spending reforms that will put Illinois on a path to eliminate the personal income tax.”