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Campaigns & Elections

Bailey Jets to Milan and Beyond

Darren Bailey speaks to Rock Island Locals
Susanna Kemerling
Darren Bailey speaks to Rock Island Locals

Nearing the end of his two-week, 102-county tour, on Monday afternoon Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Darren Bailey stopped at Elliot Aviation the Quad Cities International Airport.

He finishes the Statewide Tour Monday night with a rally in Des Plaines called "Fire Pritzker." Bailey says he plans to start firing on "Day One" if he is elected.

"I've got several day one agendas. First and foremost is firing the state superintendent of education. We cleanse our schools of unfunded mandates, and we are going to begin to see the possibility of relief of property taxes in our local communities." says Bailey.

There are 5 other Republicans on the ballot for governor, and 2 on the Democratic, including current governor J.B. Pritzker.
The Illinois Primary is on Tuesday, June 28th and the polls will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM.

Campaigns & Elections
Susanna Kemerling is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2022 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated from Northern Illinois University for Media Studies in Communication and spent the last year working as a Teaching Assistant through the graduate program at NIU.