(Chicago, IL) -- Black voters are critical in this year's governor's race and the two top candidates know it. Governor Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner both made strong pitches to win the voters over during last night's debate in Chicago. Quinn had to come clean about why only one-percent-of-all state contracts went to black owned firms last year. Meanwhile Rauner denied claims that there aren't any African Americans working at his investment firm. Black voters are normally loyal to Democratic candidates, no matter who's on top of the ticket but this year, quite a few prominent Black leaders switched it up and endorsed Rauner.