Black voters have been coming out in support of Bruce Rauner, but Governor Quinn's team is trying to get them to take a closer look at the Republican. A new radio ad points out that not one African American is on the payroll at Rauner's investment firm.
Rauner has been accused of trying to buy the black vote. He donated a million dollars to a south side Chicago bank aimed at helping minorities get loans to start businesses. He also opened a campaign office on Chicago's south side last month, complete with a barbecue for people in the community.
But one prominent black voter says Rauner hasn't given him anything for his support. Former state senator James Meeks says he's backing Rauner because it's time to shake up the Democratic Party and hold them accountable to the promises they make on the campaign trail.