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VIDEO: Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

"I'll hammer and shake that capitol dome, like it's a grandma stuck in a nursing home. Hey, grandma, it's time to say goodbye." Brilliant. A must watch.

DUMKE: How Rauner makes money from worthless degrees

October 20, 2014
DUMKE: How Rauner makes money from worthless degrees

Bruce Rauner made some of his vast fortune—and continues to collect money—from for-profit schools that are accused in court of exploiting students, handing out worthless degrees, and raking in millions of taxpayer dollars through fraud.

CRAIN’S: Did Rauner camp interfere with this Sun-Times reporter’s job?

October 18, 2014
CRAIN’S: Did Rauner camp interfere with this Sun-Times reporter’s job?

A Chicago Sun-Times reporter hired former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to investigate whether the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner tried to interfere with his employment after the newspaper ran a story unfavorable to the politician.

DUMKE: One of these guys is going to be governor of Illinois

October 16, 2014
DUMKE: One of these guys is going to be governor of Illinois

A few things you should know about Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner.

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.