Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rauner Plans To Outspend Democrats

Gov. Bruce Rauner promised Wednesday that Republicans would outspend Democrats this fall in a GOP effort to reclaim the Illinois General Assembly.

Rauner said Democrats have far outspent the GOP in recent elections, but that "this year, we're going to go toe-to-toe with them."

He didn't mention the source of the funding, but he has previously poured millions of his personal wealth into party coffers. He claimed that Illinois voters will stand with the GOP to defeat Democrats who have taken over.

Rauner extolled the virtues of term-limits, which cannot be on the ballot until 2018 at the earliest. The Illinois Republican Party put out a terms limit news release Wednesday with a picture of a young Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan calling him a "career-politician since 1971."

In 20 months, Rauner has been unable to get a full-year budget with legislative Democrats - let alone portions of his pro-business agenda.

Information provided by the Springfield State Journal-Register

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