Skip to comments.I wanted Scott Walker, I ended up with Bruce Rauner
Posted on 02/28/2018 8:05:47 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
Soon, Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., is expected to sign pro-life legislation, expanding on his unbroken history as governor of supporting pro-life policies. This is in contrast to his neighbor to the south, Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., who actually expanded taxpayer funding for abortion.
On Election Day 2014 I watched election results come in at the Hilton Chicago with the Chicago GOP and the Rauner campaign. As a campaign manager for a state house representative, I celebrated as the Republicans retained control of the U.S. House and won the Senate.
Late into the evening, I cheered as Bruce Rauner pulled off an upset and beat incumbent Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to become the next governor of Illinois. I was not a supporter of Rauner during the primaries, supporting instead the more conservative Bill Brady. But I did vote for Rauner during the general election because I believed he would be better than Pat Quinn, who would be, I thought, worse on both abortion and economic issues. As a socially conservative Republican, I had my doubts about some of his connections, especially to Planned Parenthood, but I was told he had no social agenda. In Illinois, I was willing to accept the status quo on abortion if it meant getting a governor who would be good on economic issues especially one who often spoke glowingly of Scott Walker, who he said he wanted to model his governorship after.
And yes, Rauner took some good actions as governor, including some criminal justice reform measures, such as closing one youth prison and repurposing another one as a job training and re-entry center. But it was the signing of HB 40 that made me realize that Rauner actually did have a social agenda.
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Rauner is toast. We going to get another tax raising free crap progressive this November. Illinois will be finally done for good.
There is a chance for Jeanne Ives.
I will be voting for her in the primary.
Rauner will soon be joining his fellow ex-Governors in prison.
Won’t vote for Ives. She’s never voted against big labor in her life. Rauner may lose but at least he’ll try to stop the financial death spiral this state is in. AFSCME will get another free pass under Ives.
Illinois is a lost cause, get out while you can.
Rauner’s allegiance to Planned Parenthood is more important to him than his allegiance to Illinois taxpayers - screw him and the limo he rode in on.
You can have Walker when you pry him from our cold, dead, cheezy hands!
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