Special Election Eve airings of Public Affairs: Berkowitz w/ Rauner, Dillard, Brady, Levine and much more, Web and Cable

Jeff Berkowitz: Kirk Dillard says... Stu Levine was out there getting business [for you]. Dillard said if you are as smart as you tell the people of Illinois you are, you had to know about this, what do you say to Kirk Dillard?

R Gov candidate Bruce Rauner: [watch the show here]

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Tonight’s repeat special airing of the  City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features questioning of Republican Gov candidates Rauner, Brady and Dillard, Lt. Gov. Candidates Rodriguez and Tracy and CBS-2 News’ Jay Levine by show host Jeff Berkowitz and other media members.  

We had technical problems with the airing scheduled for this evening at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 . 

So, special airings are scheduled throughout Chicago for tonight at 11:00 pm on Cable Ch. 27 and at midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV]

You can also watch the show 24/7 on the Public Affairs youtube page.  

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Senator and Republican Gov candidate Bill[Brady: ...would Bill Brady eliminate a women’s right to choose... I am pro-life, I am proud to be pro-life, but I am not going to violate the U. S. Constitution. (about 43 seconds into the show- Watch here)

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Bill Brady: I am for enhancing and protecting women’s healthcare opportunities around the state  (1:19 into the show)

Sen. Bill Brady: [Bruce Rauner] loves to beat up on...private and public sector unions, saying that they have a conflict of interest, but it seems to me it is a bit hypocritical when you, yourself, seem to have a conflict of interest—at least on Stuart Levine.

Jeff Berkowitz: But, Rauner claims he knew nothing about it, he knew nothing about Levine, he knew nothing about those payments [by his company] to Levine. So, unless you can persuade people that [Rauner] did know, this argument doesn’t do you much good.

Bill Brady: I don’t think we have to persuade people. They know [about 2:05 to 2:25]

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Jeff Berkowitz: Do you think it  is too cynical of ...Bruce Rauner to suggest maybe Kirk Dillard was thinking down the road he might want the endorsement and financial support of some of the public sector unions...and that was the real motivation [for his no vote on pension reform]—he really needed that money, he needed that support

State Rep. Jil Tracy (Dillard’s Lt. Gov. running mate):   I think it is definitely too cynical, you can look at Senator Dillard’s voting record...  [about 4:38 to 5:08]

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Jeff Berkowitz: But, if Rauner does win the Primary, would you support him?

Senator and Republican Gov candidate Kirk Dillard: If he answers questions. Crain’s Chicago Business has said he needs to answer the Stu Levine questions...He paid Stuart Levine more than a million dollars...Bruce is a lot of things but stupid is not one of them. I guarantee you that [Rauner] knew who Stuart Levine was...

Jeff Berkowitz: Do you think [Rauner] lied right to your face?

Senator Dillard: I don’t know, you all will have to ask him those questions. [about 10:35 to 11:15]

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Jeff Berkowitz: Kirk Dillard says, if anything, you are smart. He said Stuart Levine was pestering you; he said Levine was out there receiving money from your company, he said Stu Levine was out there getting business [for you]. Dillard said if you are as smart as you tell the people of Illinois you are, you had to know about this, what do you say to Kirk Dillard?

Businessman and Republican Gov candidate Bruce Rauner: Baloney: I don’t know Levine. Never interacted with him. And, this issue that we as investors know every board member of every foundation or pension fund we work with—we don’t. We interact with the staffs. We don’t interact with the boards. They are faceless folks sitting behind a podium when we present. We don’t know the folks on the boards and I have never interacted with them. [about 21:20 to 21:50]

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Jeff Berkowitz: ...I would expect Jay Levine from Ch. 2, you’ve got what? 30 to 40 years of [political media] experience to say, “It’s over, you can stick a fork in Dillard and Brady, they’re done [as, of course, is Rutherford].

Jay Levine: It’s never over until it is over.

Jeff Berkowitz: The fat lady hasn’t sung?

Jay Levine How many people dismissed Harold Washington a couple days before the election. Polls lie. Polls are misleading. I think if you are smart, you wait and you see what the people say, as opposed to what the pollsters say. [about 26:20 to 27:20 in the show]

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