Illinois Attorney General candidates continue campaign trail in Normal

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Wednesday, the Illinois Attorney General campaign trail led both candidates to Central Illinois.

Attorney Erika Harold and Sen. Kwame Raoul spoke to voters, specifically addressing farmers about why they deserve their vote in the November election.

Harold stressed the fact that she wants to be the state’s watchdog. The Attorney spoke on her desire to focus on workers comp and fighting against controversy in Springfield. Harold called it an asset that shes never held an elected office.

The Republican candidate wants voters to know that she wont be swayed by special interests from either parties.

“The Attorney General should be given the power by the General Assembly to be able to convene a statewide Grand Jury,” Harold said. “That’s important because it would give you the opportunity to be far more proactive and aggressive in investigating corruption.”

Harold’s opponent, Democrat Kwame Raoul was also there to speak with voters. When referring to Harold, he spoke on her “lack of experience”. The democrat said that she shouldn’t be able to make promises she knows nothing of, Raoul’s comments were in reference to her stating she will focus on workers comp issues.

“On all of these issues that she says she wants to advocate for now, shes never weighed in like people do on a day to day basis in Springfield,” explained Raoul. “People come from all over the state that are concerned about the policy that we are putting forth, she hasn’t been doing that.”

Raoul stressed the desire to invest not only in education but agricultural education as well. The Senator believes that investing in residents will keep the min the state.

As Raoul spoke to farmers he said he wants them to know hes fighting for them and will approach issues based on the facts.

One topic that both candidates agreed on is a possible televised debate. Raoul and Harold confirmed that a debate could take place in October.

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