* On Saturday, Congressman Aaron Schock’s chief of staff posted a diatribe against Bruce Rauner on his boss’ Facebook page…
Dear Schock Supporters,
By now most of you have heard or seen a negative ad on radio or television attacking Aaron Schock by falsely accusing him of voting to raise taxes and spending.
This blatantly false ad portrays the opposite of Congressman Schock’s strong record, which is founded on the principles of economic growth and deficit reduction.
The ad is from a previously unheard of out-of-stat…e organization (Jobs & Progress Fund) that does not disclose who is funding it.
This is all about the possibility of Aaron running for Governor in Illinois next year and that any opponent fears facing him more than any other candidate in an election–in this case, the Republican primary for Governor in March of next year.
One candidate is Bruce Rauner from Chicago. He is a billionaire financier. He has never been elected to any office. In recent years as he began to position himself to run for Governor as a Republican. Rauner has donated to many Republican candidates. However, Rauner has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to Rich Daley and Rahm Emanuel in their races for mayor of Chicago. Rauner is frequently commented on in media stories as an “advisor” to Rahm Emanuel who has “unchecked access” to the mayor’s office.
One group that Rauner helped to create and lead gave a single $100,000 contribution to Democrat State Representative Jehan Gordon in 2010. Rauner and his wife have made major donations to: the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), Emily’s List, Senator Dick Durbin, Barack Obama for U.S. Senate, John Kerry for President, Tammy Duckworth for Congress and one of the harshest left-wing members of Congress—Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, among others.
Notice that the post doesn’t come out and say that Rauner is behind the ads, but it sure seems clear that Schock believes that to be the case.
Rauner is rumored to have budgeted $50 million for the 2014 race. He could drown his opponents in cash, but that’s been tried before and it didn’t work. Should be a lot of fun.