The hottest race in Illinois politics this year? State comptroller.
Yes, that’s right. As Illinois contends with a severe budget crisis, the two candidates who want to work the state’s purse strings have taken off the gloves and the folks backing them are putting their money on the table.
Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Dan Weissmann about the heated battle between Democrat Susana Mendoza and Republican incumbent Leslie Munger to serve as state comptroller.