Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton)
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has received the endorsement of the FRC Action PAC in her run against Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary.
The political action committee, which boasts ties with the Family Research Council Action group, indicated it backed Ives largely based on her take-charge approach to governing.
"These are challenging times and the nation is looking for leaders who are committed to not just talking about the important issues, but actually addressing them,” FRC Action PAC Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin, a retired lieutenant general, said in a press release. “Rep. Ives' experience as a West Point graduate, service in the US Army, a wife, and a mother of five children has made her the ideal candidate to do just that. As a state legislator, Rep. Ives has a proven track record as a leader who will fight for the rights of the people. She has demonstrated the ability to get things done and the courage not to cave to political pressure.”
Boykin blasted Rauner for what he described as reneging on many of the promises made to voters as a candidate in 2014.
"After getting elected promising that he had 'no social agenda', her opponent Gov. Rauner turned his back and signed legislation that forces taxpayers to pay for abortions for those on Medicaid and state employee health insurance through the full nine months of pregnancy and for any reason,” Boykin said in the release. “He also signed a law that forces pro-life doctors, nurses, and even pregnancy care centers to refer patients for abortions. His atrocious anti-life, anti-family, and anti-privacy record on these and other issues has been a great disappointment to many. The people of Illinois deserve to have a governor who will not break promises as Gov. Rauner has repeatedly done.”
Boykin is encouraging all those “who care about the future of our nation and our freedoms” to join him in supporting Ives.