Pritzker staffers file lawsuit calling the campaign a “cesspool

CHICAGO — A major October surprise for J.B. Pritzker’s gubernatorial campaign as 10 current and former staffers file a federal lawsuit claiming they have been racially discriminated against while working for the campaign.

The lawsuit alleges minority staffers were passed over for promotion, put in unsafe working conditions and intimidated if they tried to report harassment.

The lawsuit come with less than three weeks to go until election day.

In the complaint, the plaintiffs describe a culture of discrimination in Pritzker’s campaign, calling it a “cesspool of racial discrimination and harassment.”

“I think its troubling, these allegations are serious, they need to be investigated,” said Governor Bruce Rauner, Pritzker’s Republican opponent in next month’s election.

He called the…

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