Pritzker’s comments target Trump, not Rauner
August 1st, 2017
J.B. Pritzker hosted a “Rights and Resistance” luncheon for women the other day at the Cultural Center.
This was no fundraiser (the Chicago billionaire is paying out of pocket for his campaign) but the 350 mostly women progressives were well aware of his candidacy for governor.
“I’m a feminist,” Pritzker said to applause after giving a hat tip to Anne Caprara, his campaign manager. Lots of women working for his campaign are women, Pritzker said.
That’s how the event went. No mention of the candidates he faces in the 2018 primary. And Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s name only popped up in a passing reference.
Instead, Pritzker revved up the mostly female crowd with references to President Donald Trump.
“He’s a misogynistic, xenophobic racist,” Pritzker said. The crowd cheered.
Get more details in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.