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Republican gubernatorial candidates to debate at Benedictine in Lisle

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:52 p.m. CDT

LISLE – Benedictine University will host the final Republican gubernatorial candidate debate before the 2014 primary elections from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Dan and Ada Rice Center on the main campus, 5700 College Road, according to a college news release.

The university has invited candidates State Sen. Bill Brady, R – Bloomington; State Sen. Kirk Dillard, R – Hinsdale; State Treasurer Dan Rutherford; and R8 Capital Partners Chairman Bruce Rauner.

Benedictine's nonpartisan Center for Civic Leadership is sponsoring the event.

Debate co-sponsor AM 560 “The Answer” will air a live remote broadcast from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, as well as a post-debate show from 9 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are required to attend the event. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, email ccl@ben.edu or call Priya Roberts at 630-829-6460.

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