Ibendahl on Politics

Rauner mirrors campaign of Kentucky Democrat

April 1, 2014
Rauner mirrors campaign of Kentucky Democrat

Bruce Rauner appears to have studied the political experience of his former business associate Bruce Lunsford and done some honing.

Here’s what the FBI had to say about a Rauner-linked company

March 14, 2014
Here’s what the FBI had to say about a Rauner-linked company

A company linked to Bruce Rauner, APS Healthcare, took Medicaid’s money for itself and left some of our most vulnerable citizens without the aid they deserved.

Yet Another Federal Lawsuit Reveals Rauner-Related Buyer’s Remorse

March 14, 2014
Yet Another Federal Lawsuit Reveals Rauner-Related Buyer’s Remorse

We have a strong suspicion that a lot of Republican voters are going to have some severe buyer’s remorse of their own soon after Tuesday’s Primary Election.

Rauner lies about links to nursing home scandal

March 10, 2014
Rauner lies about links to nursing home scandal

We don’t use the term “lies” in this article’s title lightly. But Mr. Rauner gives us no choice.

Playing the ‘Goodfellas’ card Mr. Rauner? Really?

March 2, 2014
Playing the ‘Goodfellas’ card Mr. Rauner? Really?

It’s interesting that Mr. Rauner would choose to go down the 'Goodfellas" road because I’m certain I’m not the only one who immediately thought of a certain scene in that movie when the nursing home scandal came to light.

New Fed. Court filing packs explosive allegations about Rauner’s GTCR

February 22, 2014
New Fed. Court filing packs explosive allegations about Rauner’s GTCR

Republicans – and no resident of Illinois for that matter – can afford to wait for GTCR’s lawyers to weigh in on these extremely serious matters.

GOP Bosses still small and petty about Erika Harold’s run for Congress

February 16, 2014
GOP Bosses still small and petty about Erika Harold’s run for Congress

The usual suspects continue to display their small mindedness in an apparent effort to see how much they can shrink the GOP in Illinois.

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.