The campaigning well underway for the upcoming gubernatorial election. And the two heavyweights in incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic nominee J.B. Pritzker have already taken up much of the airwaves. Both campaigns have large sums of money, thanks to the heavy pockets of both candidates, but political science Professor Dr. Kent Redfield says the bought up air time by these candidates could hurt some of the other races around the state.
Dr. Redfield adds that the early negative campaign ads from both sides could also hurt turnout come election day.