All four Republican candidates for governor say they would reinstate Illinois’s death penalty if elected.
Capital punishment was among the social issues discussed in the latest debate among the four GOP hopefuls. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in 2011.
The Republican contenders mostly dodged a question about abortion, saying there was very little a governor could do on the issue. But GOP frontrunner Bruce Rauner said that while he considers abortion a tragedy, he says it should be a decision left to a woman, her family and her doctor… not to the government.