(CBS) — Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate on CBS-2 answered some questions but also raised some new ones.
CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports when it comes to urban issues, Democrats usually have a big edge and Pat Quinn played up issues he knew were important to an urban audience. Bruce Rauner, on the other hand, tried to sow seeds of doubt as he continued to aggressively court voters some that some Republicans routinely write off.READ MORE: 2 Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Rockton's Chemtool Plant
Bruce Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti’s first stop the day after the debate was in Little Village. During last night’s debate Rauner pointedly talked about his opponent’s choice of running mate as he continued trying to appeal to a largely African-American audience.
Quinn countered with his African- American allies, but his appeal was based on issues he knew would play well.READ MORE: With Areas Of Naperville Devastated By Tornado, Neighbors Band Together A Night Later To Help Each Other
Wednesday morning, Quinn was endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
“Last night in the debate, there was an issue that was crystal clear the difference: my opponent will not ban assault weapons,” Quinn said.
Rauner tried to pin Quinn down about post-election plans to extend the state income tax hike. But Rauner has not yet explained exactly how he’d fill a $2 Billion hole in the current budget without the tax hike. Trust me, he seems to say, just like his new TV unveiled the morning after the debate featuring his wife Diana.MORE NEWS: Man Fatally Shot While Working On Car In Front Of His Fernwood Home
The timing of that ad and Diana Rauner’s appeal to women voters are significant, for while last night’s debate and today’s campaign events targeted minority voters, women may be the real key to the election.