Illinois candidates make final rounds before Election Day

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Candidates for state-wide office are criss-crossing Illinois making their final pitches before Tueday’s midterm election. The candidates also urging residents to get to the polls.  

“I want to remind all your viewers, please get out and vote,” said Governor Bruce Rauner. “This election is so important, don’t stay at home. It doesn’t matter if you’re Republican or Democrat, get out and vote. I’m proud to work for you, as the people of Illinois, the people here in Rockford.”

Democrat J.B. Pritzker is running against Rauner. He, along with other Democrats running for office, spoke at a Get Out The Vote rally at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

“Rockford is incredibly important in this election,” explained Pritzker. “If we can get people out here to vote here in Rockford and across Winnebago County, we’re going to win this election.”

Candidate for attorney general Kwame Raoul was alongside Pritzker Monday morning urging people to vote.

In a statement he says in part:

“This is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Healthcare, our rights, and our safety are on the ballot… And encourage everyone to vote and make their voices heard.”

His opponent Erika Harold stood along fellow republicans for their own get out the vote rally.

The attorney general candidate says voting in this election is a must.

“The next attorney general will have the ability to have a huge impact on things people care about in this area,” said Harold. “The stakes are really high. People should make sure their voices are heard, go out and vote.”

For anyone who still has to vote, the polls will open tomorrow at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m.

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