Republican News Watch

Rutherford accuser “likes” Bruce Rauner

February 10, 2014
Rutherford accuser “likes” Bruce Rauner

Edmund Michalowski, the person leveling accusations against State Treasurer and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Dan Rutherford, apparently “likes” Bruce Rauner.

GTCR’s former nursing home point man a top Rauner donor

January 28, 2014
GTCR’s former nursing home point man a top Rauner donor

Rauner still refuses to explain with any specificity his role and that of his former firm in the nursing home industry.

More on Rauner’s nursing home scandal: The Story of Juanita Jackson

January 23, 2014
More on Rauner’s nursing home scandal: The Story of Juanita Jackson

Yet another nursing home victim of the GTCR-linked THI was Juanita Jackson.

Rauner’s GTCR linked to nursing home deaths and abuse

January 22, 2014
Rauner’s GTCR linked to nursing home deaths and abuse

GTCR’s foray into the nursing home business might have been good for the bank accounts of Bruce Rauner and his friends. But according to court documents, some elderly residents of those nursing homes paid the ultimate price.

Bruce Rauner and Death of a Salesman’s Campaign

January 21, 2014
Bruce Rauner and Death of a Salesman’s Campaign

The fatal problem for Rauner’s gubernatorial ambitions is the irreconcilable disconnect between the way he made his money and the main theme of his campaign.

Rauner backs 29-year “career politician” in Kentucky Primary

January 18, 2014
Rauner backs 29-year “career politician” in Kentucky Primary

Given Bruce Rauner’s purported distaste for career politicians he would never of course support someone like Mitch McConnell, right? Guess again.

Christie could emerge stronger from bridge scandal

January 12, 2014
Christie could emerge stronger from bridge scandal

Christie’s response reminds me of what remains the textbook model for crisis management.

Merry Christmas, My Friend

December 23, 2013
Merry Christmas, My Friend

All of us at Republican News Watch wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Here are the Republicans who voted against pension reform

December 4, 2013
Here are the Republicans who voted against pension reform

For years Republicans have been crying out for meaningful pension reform while pointing fingers at the Democrats. Well on Tuesday we learned which Republicans are serious and who is just as in bed with the unions as the worst Democrat.

Consider a side of candidate petitions with that turkey

November 26, 2013
Consider a side of candidate petitions with that turkey

Need a way to work off that big Thanksgiving feast? Why not take a walk around the neighborhood and collect some petition signatures.