J.B. Pritzker is a progressive Democrat and heir to the Hyatt Hotels fortune who made a shift from building a tech startup and running private equity for the Pritzker Group, but what helped him beat out incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor’s race, he said, were Trump voters.
“I ran a campaign that was about kitchen table issues, and I think that’s why I won a lot of Trump voters, frankly.
They are people who have not gotten a break. They need a raise. They need to send their kid to college and be able to afford it, and they need to be able to afford health care or have it made available to them.
And nobody’s done that for them,” he told David Axelrod on The Axe Files, a podcast from CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.