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HIGGINS: Electoral Nose-Holding v. Sabotage

September 23, 2014
HIGGINS: Electoral Nose-Holding v. Sabotage

Bruce Rauner’s election victory would not merely signify affirmation of his views on “social issues,” it would also allow his views to seep deeper into the tissue of the Republican Party.

NYT: Former GOP Governor Bob Donnell found guilty

September 4, 2014
NYT: Former GOP Governor Bob Donnell found guilty

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of corruption in federal court Thursday, following a trial that halted the political ascent of the one-time Republican star.

MILLER: Meet Bruce Rauner, the big spender

August 30, 2014
MILLER: Meet Bruce Rauner, the big spender

The new government spending that Bruce Rauner is proposing on the campaign trail transcends the political posturing we've grown accustomed to as Illinoisans.

NIEDERER: Bruce Rauner is not the change Illinois needs

August 1, 2014
NIEDERER: Bruce Rauner is not the change Illinois needs

Bruce Rauner, who has shown no interest in protecting our most vulnerable citizens, is not the change Illinois needs.

TRIBUNE: Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate

July 21, 2014
TRIBUNE: Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner today opened the door to a potential income-tax hike.

BROWN: Rauner will need to be a miracle worker to make financial plan work

July 18, 2014
BROWN: Rauner will need to be a miracle worker to make financial plan work

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has a scary talent for telling people what they want to hear, but what’s most frightening is that voters will keep believing him.

AP: Supreme Court won’t hear term limits appeal

July 17, 2014
AP: Supreme Court won’t hear term limits appeal

The Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday not to immediately consider whether voters should get a chance to limit terms for state legislators.

ERICKSON: Rauner-owned company linked to deaths, assault

July 13, 2014
ERICKSON: Rauner-owned company linked to deaths, assault

Bruce Rauner owned company was put under the legal and regulatory microscope in a handful of states in connection with fatalities and unfit living conditions.

TRIBUNE: Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing

July 12, 2014
TRIBUNE: Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing

Chicago Tribune investigation finds nearly 100 cases of legislators trying to speed up process or change its results.

CRAIN’S: Rauner company won Cook County contract, donated to Stroger

July 10, 2014
CRAIN’S: Rauner company won Cook County contract, donated to Stroger

Bruce Rauner would never stoop to pay-to-play tactics - or would he?