Democrat candidate for Governor JB Pritzker remains in damage control over leaked FBI tapes made when then Governor Rod Blagojevich was under surveillance. Pritzker is caught discussing the Senate seat appointment Blagojevich was going to make. He’s heard promoting Secretary of State Jesse White for seat over other African American candidates, including then Senate President Emil Jones. He suggests skipping over Jones because he’s too crass. Pritzker says he tried to call Jones to apologize about the comment but Jones wasn’t picking up the phone.
Pritzker held a press conference on Tuesday to address the comments. Secretary of State Jesse White was in attendance and says Pritzker’s apology to him about the comments were enough.