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Spotlight Politics: Darren Bailey Facing Backlash Over Abortion and Holocaust Comparison | Chicago News

In this week’s edition of Spotlight Politics:

The Republican nominee for Illinois governor, Darren Bailey, is feeling the backlash from both sides of the aisle for comparing abortion to the Holocaust.  

Bailey is facing incumbent Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is Jewish, in the November election. Pritzker’s team was quick to turn the comments into a campaign ad. So how damaging will this be to Bailey’s campaign?

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on abortion Wednesday, one day after Kansas resoundingly rejected an amendment that would have restricted abortion access. Pundits are calling the 17-point loss a “political earthquake” that could shift the politics of the midterm elections. Providers are hoping that some patients will go for services in Kansas now, easing the crush Illinois abortion clinics.

And U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) joins House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan — a stop the president didn’t want Pelosi to make Meanwhile, China saw the visit as a provocation and sent 27 warplanes up.  

Our politics team of Amanda Vinicky and Paris Schutz takes on those stories and more. 

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