CHICAGO (AP) - The four Republicans running for Illinois aren't shying away from personal jabs and controversial issues during a Chicago debate just weeks away from the primary.
The tone was combative from the start of the hour-long debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Illinois, WLS-TV and Univision.
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH'-ur-furd) started the debate by denying allegation of political coercion and sexual harassment in a federal lawsuit filed against him by a former employee.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard took digs at all three, including calling out state Sen. Bill Brady for losing the GOP nomination in 2010.
Businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says he's trying to change the culture of Springfield and isn't a career politician.
The candidates also addressed gay marriage, guns and pension reform.
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