Gov. Bruce Rauner’s last-minute campaign ads linking his primary opponent Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) to House Speaker Michael Madigan were so “egregiously dishonest” that Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) hopes they lead to changes in voter behavior in the general election and beyond.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is starting the general election campaign down 22 points to Democrat J.B. Pritzker, according to an Ogden & Fry survey released last week. More alarming for Rauner: the survey found 33 percent were favorable and 63 percent were unfavorable, compared with 45 percent favorable to 47 percent unfavorable for Pritzker.
In less than a week, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office won a mock transparency award, was threatened with a lawsuit charging the office defied numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and was hit with allegations it violated the state Ethics Act.
Campaign mailers funded by a “radical” pro-choice political action committee, Personal PAC, targeting State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) show how desperate Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign team is a week before the March 20 primary, says political strategist Chris Robling.
In a special bulletin, the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) urged its members to no longer shop at Dick's Sporting Goods, Walmart and other big-box stores that have discontinued sales of modern sporting rifles (MSRs) in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school.
Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign legislation that licenses gun dealers in the state, but not until after the March 20 primary for fear of further alienating traditional Republican and conservative voters, state Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) told Prairie State Wire.
While campaigning Monday in Aurora, Gov. Bruce Rauner slipped up in an attempt to tie his opponent in the GOP primary, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), tax and policy experts say.
House action on several bills aimed at further restricting firearms in Illinois that were introduced in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shootings on Valentine’s Day is expected this week in Springfield.
The president of a Chicago-based legal group representing a public-sector employee in a case that could end forced unionism nationwide has demanded that Gov. Bruce Rauner stop overplaying his role in the case.
The two founders of the Edgar County Watchdogs, who have a record of exposing local and state government waste and fraud, are gearing up for an old-fashioned showdown March 1 at the Coles County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.