CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.
The reason for the urgency is because Friday is the deadline for the Illinois State Board of Elections to certify the Nov. 4 ballot.
In seeking to have the state’s highest court weigh in as soon as possible, Rauner called term limits “one of the most important structural reforms we can make for the people of Illinois.”
“Pat Quinn is a phony on term limits,” Rauner said. “Years ago, Pat Quinn said he was in favor of term limits. Today he is fighting against term limits. He likes his power.”