Illinois attorney general has already done battle with his GOP opponent – in court

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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, left; Thomas Devore, his Republican challenger. Photo credit Getty Images; Thomas Devore campaign

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Illinois State Attorney Kwame Raoul on Wednesday tried to downplay any bad feelings toward his litigious Republican rival in the November general election.

Raoul was asked what he thinks about having downstate attorney Thomas DeVore as his GOP challenger. The incumbent Democrat first offered DeVore congratulations for winning his primary.

He said he tries to be non-partisan in his job as the state’s top legal officer.

But yes, he conceded, DeVore did file lawsuits against Gov. JB Pritzker’s COVID-19 restrictions, and Raoul did have to defend them.

Raoul admitted he would rather have used resources for other things rather than to keep going into court time and time again to keep in place health measures designed to save lives.

Raoul spoke at a news conference Wednesday on tracing guns used in crimes.

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