The Republican party is making a final push towards central Illinois voters. Several candidates came together at Image Air in Bloomington Monday morning. Dan Brady, Darin LaHood, Jason Barickman and others explained why they think they deserve your vote.
LaHood is up against Democrat Junius Rodriguez. The two men were competitors in 2016 and two years later, the narrative is still the same. LaHood believes his party has made major progress in the last two years.
“Anybody that goes into the voting booth and asks ‘Am I better economically than I was two years a go, I think 90% are going to say yes,” said Rep. LaHood.
Republican Erika Harold is running for Attorney General. That seat is being left open by Lisa Madigan who announced she wouldn’t be seeking a fourth term. Harold is up against Democrat Krame Raoul and Libertarian Bubba Harsy. Harold says she has the voters best interest in mind.
“It’s important that you have an Attorney General who will fight public corruption because that undermines peoples confidence in our government,” Harold said. She adds, “Independence is also a key virtue.”
Harold says the Attorney General should be given the power by the General Assembly to be able to convene a statewide grand jury. She says that’s important because it would give the Attorney General the opportunity to be far more proactive and aggressive in investigating corruption.