Illinois Attorney General Candidate Robbed at Gunpoint During Chicago Campaign Stop

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A Look at the Candidates Running for Illinois Attorney General

An armed robber's target in Chicago happened to be a candidate running for IL attorney general.

Aaron Goldstein, 42, and several members of his campaign team were taking publicity shots in the middle of the afternoon when three men in their early 20s approached them, according to the Chicago Tribune. The other two robbers [VIDEO] then relieved the team of their camera equipment and cellphones before running away, according to police reports.

According to the Tribune, law enforcement sources confirmed that they had no one in custody and did not release a description of the suspects.

Speaking to The Chicago Tribune, Goldstein's Campaign Manager, Robert Murphy, who was not present during the robbery, said authorities had assured the candidate that the robbery was not politically motivated.

Goldstein, a democratic committee man for the 33rd Ward and a resident of Albany Park, wasn't hurt in the robbery and believes it was a random act.

"So, as far as the campaign, we are moving forward", Murphy said. "But when it happens to you, of course, you're shooken [sic] up".

Goldstein thanked people for their "concern, well wishes, thoughts and prayers" and said he and his team "are all good".

Goldstein is one of a handful of candidates from both parties who are seeking to replace Lisa Madigan, who is not seeking re-election.

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