* Senator Bill Brady’s Lt. Gov. running mate Maria Rodriguez recently used the tax issue against two of her opponents…
Rodriguez: I support the sunseting of the income tax increase (Lowering the individual income tax to 3.25 % and lowering the corporate income tax.
Jeff Berkowitz: Would you take it back even further to the original level of 2010 [lower the individual income tax to 3%]
Rodriguez: I think we have to look at a variety of possibilities, I know that one of Bill Brady’s opponents has suggested increasing the gas tax. Another opponent has suggested that we leave that [income tax increase] alone.
Berkowitz: Wait, whose the opponent who has suggested that we increase the gas tax?
Rodriguez: Kirk Dillard has suggested that we increase the gas tax. I don’t agree with that.
Berkowitz: Who has suggested that we leave the income tax increase alone?
Rodriguez: Dan Rutherford has said perhaps we should leave the income tax increase in place…
This is just one reason why Brady, despite his lack of financial resources, could still manage to hobble up the right side of the pack next March and win the primary again. But, man, he needs to raise at least some money.
I can see a path for all four GOP candidates in this primary, by the way, unless Bruce Rauner somehow manages to blow everybody out of the water by February. But that’s gonna take a lot more spending.