Illinois governor race turns to issue of wealth - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Illinois governor race turns to issue of wealth

Posted: Updated:

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois governor's race has turned to the question of whether a candidate's personal wealth should be a qualifying factor in holding public office.

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas was asked Thursday if he believed Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW-nur) was "too rich to be governor." He eventually answered "yes."

Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf scoffed at Vallas' contention. He says he wasn't aware a person's income level was a direct qualification for office.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign has tried to paint Rauner as out-of-touch with working class voters in the hotly contested race, but has stopped short of saying directly it is because he is too wealthy.

Rauner calls Quinn a career politician whose policies hurt business. The multimillionaire has touted his business acumen as a venture capitalist.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.