(CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, disagreed Tuesday night about how to raise the Illinois minimum wage and accused each other of neglecting the African-American community, during a televised debate in Chicago.
Rauner found himself in the hot seat first, under questioning from a panel of reporters that included CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine, Corilyn Shropshire of the Chicago Tribune and Perri Small of WVON. Rauner says he does employ African Americans in key positions in the companies he controls, but did not provide figures.
The North Shore businessman said he’s been a big supporter of the black community and, in his opening remarks, acknowledged several of his African-American political allies.