Vallas: Rauner Too Rich To Be Governor

(AP) The Illinois governor's race has turned to the question of whether a candidate's personal wealth should be a qualifying factor in holding public office.

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas was asked Thursday if he believed Republican Bruce Rauner was "too rich to be governor." He eventually answered "yes."

Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf scoffed at Vallas' contention. He says he wasn't aware a person's income level was a direct qualification for office.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign has tried to paint Rauner as out-of-touch with working class voters in the hotly contested race, but has stopped short of saying directly it is because he is too wealthy.

Rauner calls Quinn a career politician whose policies hurt business. The multimillionaire has touted his business acumen as a venture capitalist.

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