SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Rauner commits to five debates

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014

* From a press release…

Bruce Rauner announced today that he will participate in five candidate debates and forums with media partners prior to the March 18th primary. Evelyn Sanguinetti has also agreed to participate in the WTTW televised debate for lieutenant governor candidates.

“Debates are an important part of the election process, and I’m glad we will have several televised debates. I look forward to debating the critical issues of jobs, taxes and spending, education, term limits, and more with my fellow Republicans,” Bruce said. “In addition, as the primary nears, we will continue to increase our breakneck campaign pace that has already put more than 35,000 miles on the Ford and brought us to more than 200 community and campaign events. Illinoisans are ready to shake up Springfield and bring back our state – I feel it on the campaign trail every day.”

In addition to the debates below, Bruce has already completed more than half a dozen candidate forums and even more joint appearances.

Confirmed events include:

Governor

    Sponsor: Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
    Proposed Date: February 4

    Sponsor: Citizens Club of Springfield
    Proposed Date: February 18

    Sponsor: League of Women Voters, ABC 7, Univision
    Proposed Date: February 27

    Sponsor: NBC 5, University of Chicago
    Proposed Date: March 4

    Sponsor: WTTW
    Proposed Date: March 13

Lieutenant Governor

    Sponsor: WTTW
    Proposed Date: March 6

Looks like he might be trying to dictate terms.

No word yet from the other candidates.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


23 Comments
  1. - A guy... - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    The others will be there or 80% of the state won’t know what they look like. A four person debate is pretty chaotic and it’s hard to cover much. No one should have much fear in debating among this group. What will become clear is if someone makes a mammoth mistake or if they look overly desperate. I’d be working hard to get something unique and revolutionary or some disruptive thought into my candidate’s head starting…today.


  2. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    Rauner agreed to 5? Well that’s four more than I expected. Did Dillard and Brady ask for one per day for the rest of the campaign?


  3. - markwalker - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    ===”miles on the Ford”===

    and he forgot to mention Route 66!


  4. - William j Kelly - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    I wonder if rauner understands that committing to a debate is different from buying a debate.


  5. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    Can you say Rick Perry??


  6. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    what haps to the Peoria debate already announced


  7. - G'Kar - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    The Peoria debate is scheduled for 23 January, last I heard Rauner was not participating in it.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    - CircularFiringSquad -

    ===Looks like he might be trying to dictate terms.===… Maybe?

    WTTW has tripled it’s insurace for the Lt. Governor’s Debate slated for March 6, 2014.

    “Slip and Sue” Sanguinetti will have her own doorway, a new rug, glued and nailed to the floor to stand on, and no block to stnad on, or fall from during the debate.

    Waivers are to be signed later today, a month prior to the debate, and the day of the debate, limiting the liability of WTTW, if “someone” were to fall accidently, and thus having the debate called off, and litigation following by the “victim”.


  9. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 3:31 pm:

    This is one most important

    GOP candidates will debate in Peoria

    PEORIA — The only time the GOP candidates for governor are scheduled to face off downstate on TV before next March’s primary, it’ll be in Peoria.

    At least three of the four Republican candidates to take on Gov. Pat Quinn will debate each other for 90 minutes in a contest that will be aired live from WTVP-TV, Channel 47’s Downtown studio.

    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sens. Bill Brady of Bloomington and Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale have agreed to take part in the Jan. 23 match-up during which they’ll field questions from a panel of four downstate journalists. Businessman Bruce Rauner had not committed to the debate as of Tuesday evening.

    It’s part of a partnership between four public broadcasting operations — WTVP locally, alongside WILL TV and radio in Urbana, WSIU TV and radio in Carbondale and WUIS radio in Springfield — and the statewide League of Women Voters to bring a debate downstate.

    “There are different issues that affect downstate,” said WILL-TV’s Kimberlie Kranich, a co-executive producer of debate. “The folks we’re working with at all the stations are going to be specifically looking at issues downstate. The majority of voters (in the primary) are outside of the Chicago area, so that’s an important constituency.”

    WTVP station manager Chet Tomczyk said the stations represent communities that have a “commonality” and holding the forum here gives the candidates more opportunity “to see and appreciate the differences with Chicago.”


  10. - DuPage - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    G’Kar 3:24PM =Peoria debate, “heard Rauner not participating”.
    Maybe the others will debate a cardboard cut out with a recording saying to cut minimum wage by a dollar.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    Is the Peoria debate the only one that would be televised “downstate”…

    Bruce Rauner not being at the Peoria debate might be helpful to the “3″ to tear into “Bruce Rauner” with Rauner not there to defend himself(?)

    Bruce Rauner is not going to make any earth-shattering gaffes, and if he does, the other “3″ combined can’t even get an Ad up to exploit it.

    Unions, and 3rd Party PACs are the only way to get those type of gaffes/responses in rotation on TV. Otherwise, Bruce Rauner should just go and be done with it.


  12. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 3:57 pm:

    “Bruce Rauner is not going to make any earth-shattering gaffes”
    Huh? Cutting the minimum wage is a “smart play”
    Even the Barons of Burger Flipping don’t like that one


  13. - DuPage Rep - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 4:07 pm:

    Mr. Willy,
    You better start kissing Rauner’s butt now that he is funding your, I mean Cross’ campaign.


  14. - Da Moat - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 4:12 pm:

    Anyone else having touble accessing Rauner’s website?


  15. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 4:14 pm:

    - DuPage Rep -,

    Honestly, your obsession with me and Tom Cross …

    Hit the “search” key, Tom Cross would have me around for about 17 minutes. It would take Jason Plummer about 17 days, but I would introduce myself as “Bill” and that would throw him.

    I gave Grogan his props on the SSM, but if you think poking the bear is helping, ok…

    Now, if Rauner were to indeed call, and ask about rates for AWilyWord Con$ulting … I would have to listen after someone used smelling salts to revive me, and pumped me full of Plummer meds to prevent me from passing out again.

    To the Post,

    Getting a “chicken-suit” person, wearing a Flavor Flav “Clock around his/her neck, and wearing a fleece vest or Carhartt coat over the costume … that is comedy gold!


  16. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    - CircularFiringSquad -,

    I guess I should have been clear;

    For the Priamry, “Bruce Rauner” is not going to say anything earth-shattering, I beleive, that will be helpful to the other “3″, and none of those “3″ are going to be able to get the gaffe in rotation.

    If Unions or a 3rd Party PAC make the move to get invloved solely to go after Rauner, then all bets are off, and some Dopey “minimum wage” gaffe or something similar might make a difference.

    However, for the Primary, the limited resourses, and the minor the gaffes to exploit do not put Rauner in peril come March.

    Will the media wake up and take Rauner on like Blair Hull, or “Jack!” Ryan by then, I have no clue. Is the OR on Rauner extensive? I can’t speak to that first hand, so I have no idea, but what I do know, is if Bruce Rauner was a Quarterback, his unifor would be very clean, having not been knocked down, and the defensive line he is facing is not too formitable.

    Time will tell. What is there 79 days or so?


  17. - Right Field - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 5:56 pm:

    Think about it. Five debates is perfect. Two of the other three candidates can’t even afford gas money to get to all of them, and the third one is asking for volunteers to stock up Son of Pongee with gas about now.


  18. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 7:38 pm:

    With the kind of gazillions this guy has and is throwing around, good–those 5 gatherings are shaping up to be about the only chance any of the OTHER 3 GOP candidates have–and they’d better be ready to pull off their boxing gloves and USE them against BR, early and OFTen, throughout those debates!!!


  19. - Timmeh - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 9:17 pm:

    I disagree. The other 3 need to look at this like a comedian would look at this and stage a “Roast of Bruce Rauner.”

    “Bruce Rauner makes a million dollars a week, but can’t afford to come to the only debate televised downstate!”
    “My campaign manager told me she heard a rumor about Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn coming to this debate. Please. They only come to Peoria when they want to buy votes.”
    “We asked some of Bruce’s friends to be here for the roast. Rahm had a prior engagement.”


  20. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 7, 14 @ 9:24 pm:

    Not too shabby, - Timmeh -,

    If you can get a 10 minute “set”, sell it to one of the “3″. Look on that Internet to get rates, but selling by the joke, ala carte, is probably best.


  21. - Henry Clay - Wednesday, Jan 8, 14 @ 7:07 am:

    It is understandable why Rauner is hesitant to debate any of the others. Little to gain but a lot to lose. However, limiting himself to only 5 debates makes him come off as a lightweight versus the other three journeyman fighters. I am not sure if this campaign strategy is really a good idea? Republican voters are looking for a guy who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks and is willing to mix it up. This doesn’t appear to be the case with the debate issue. Bruce would have been wise to allow a greater number of debates. Only five debates will label Bruce as “Hide & Seek Rauner” with a great many GOP voters.


  22. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Jan 8, 14 @ 7:39 am:

    The Rauner OR? He paid Lee Daniels/jIMRYAN crony Stu Levine $25K a month to consult for an out of state company….that is worth about 10 days of ads by itself. Guessing there is a wealth of OR in HR of all the companies the FarmerBrucey companies. And of course there is $600K tax loss for farming in one of the biggest ag states in the nation…what was he growing and when did he grow it? as we once asked Nixon
    Need more?


  23. - Sangamon GOP - Wednesday, Jan 8, 14 @ 8:38 am:

    The Citizens Club debate in Springfield is set to be broadcast, possibly live, by WICS. All four candidates are attending. Springfield still qualifies as “downstate” for most of Illinois. Might be considered “deliverance” for the North Shore.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed until Monday
* TrackBill update
* Caption contest!
* It's worse than we thought
* Question of the day
* Long-term debt is not short-term debt
* Today's quotable
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * printWifi lets your device print wirelessly and securely
        * ScreenFlow 5 review: The Mac's best screencasting app gets better with iOS capture
        * Moto 360 leather, metal bands now available individually
        * You Should Play: TwoDots brings a much-needed twist to the match-three genre
        * Know your Lumia: mobile tech terms explained
        * Get a OnePlus One without invite right now, for Black Friday
        * ThanksGiveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store: Enter to win some awesome prizes

        * Motorola Keylink Helps You Keep Track of Your Phone and Your Keys
        * Narrative Science Raises $10 Million More for Its Automated Writing Software
        * HTC Desire 620 Poses For The Camera
        * 2016 Nissan Titan Teased ahead of January Debut
        * What Women Want, According to the Designers of Women’s Wearables
        * Game of Thrones Video Game Series Launches Next Week (video)
        * Samsung Galaxy A7 Spotted At The FCC

        * White Sox can go short or long with free agent starter
        * Catching up with Tadahito Iguchi
        * White Sox ACE program helps send players to college
        * Additional 2005 fan-favorite players added to '15 SoxFest
        * White Sox introduce Adam LaRoche and their plans for him
        * White Sox plan for contention a work in progress
        * White Sox officially announce LaRoche deal

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Rauner Will Pay for Repairs..
        * Rauner Asking Departments To Cut 20% Ahead Of I.....
        * Rauners serve Thanksgiving meals at West Side s.....
        * Rauner says own money will go toward executive .....


        * Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship
        * Woman's body found near Whiteside county jail
        * Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship
        * Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary
        * Woman's body found near Whiteside county jail
        * VSU chief financial officer to leave for new job
        * Collinsville man guilty of murder in fatal wreck
        * 3 arrested in Chicago during Ferguson protest
        * Clemency for man wrongfully jailed for 1991 murder
        * Illinois doctor fined over medical marijuana slip

        * Illinois attorney general files notice of appeal in pension case
        * Quinn grants clemency to 126 ahead of holiday
        * Illinois gives $4.5M food banks for modernization
        * State begins accepting fracking applications
        * Debt rating agencies weigh in on state pension ruling
        * Lisa Madigan to ask Illinois Supreme Court to consider pensions
        * Rauner tackles transition agenda
        * Attorney general warns of immigration scams
        * State pension changes ruled unconstitutional; appeal to Illinois Supreme Court next
        * State to refund $60 million in retiree health care money

        * Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly, McGladrey says
        * Illinois AG Madigan files notice of appeal in pension case
        * Congressmen sound alarm over anti-Asian Carp move
        * Motorola Mobility loses bid to extend antitrust law reach
        * Chicago business activity is growing—but at a slower pace


        * Jesse L. Miller, former alderman, community activist in North Lawndale, dies at 72
        * ||| Jack Higgins’ perspective
        * How Illinois can charge  ahead on education
        * Quinn grants pardons to 126, including one of Dixmoor Five
        * Educators up in arms over Rauner's question on budget cuts
        * Would-be marijuana farmers pledge half of earnings to schools
        * Gutierrez: Obama's immigration delay cost Pat Quinn votes
        * Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Obama’s immigration delay cost Pat Quinn votes
        * IDOT to change '5 minutes to Jane Byrne' sign to 'Jane Byrne Interchange'
        * Thanksgiving parade draws thousands to State Street


        * Police warn West Side businesses of robberies
        * Three wounded in Englewood stabbing
        * 4 injured in separate Thanksgiving Day shootings
        * Crash-and-grab burglary in Austin
        * Boat service provider negligent in fatal accident, lawsuit alleges
        * Cupich celebrates Thanksgiving Mass, prays with the poor
        * Archbishop Cupich emphasizes spiritual blessings at Lake Forest Thanksgiving mass
        * Judge reassigned after failing to follow contempt rules, officials say
        * Pre-Thanksgiving revelers in Naperville unfazed by new alcohol rules
        * Woman shot dead in apparent domestic-related shooting in Gary


        * LLCC Offers Variety Of Community Education Classes
        * Incoming U of I President Speaks To Springfield Audience
        * Another Year Of "Messiah" For Springfield Choral Society
        * New Exhibit On Lincoln's "Undying Words"
        * Locals Organize For Vigil In Response To Ferguson
        * Illinois Hunters Kill 52,000 Deer Over The Weekend
        * Pension Ruling "Credit Negative," But No Ratings Change
        * Tim Landis: Foreclosure Sales, CIPS Icehouse and Heritage River Trail
        * Part Timers & Manufacturing in Illinois Feeling a Slow Economic Recovery
        * Notes From Ferguson: A QA With St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann


        * Michael Carrigan: Illinois can’t afford another year without a raise
        * Esther Cepeda: How to really enjoy the holidays
        * E.J. Dionne: Thank a politician today
        * Our Opinion: Help combat hunger this holiday season
        * Eugene Robinson: On replacement, caution urged
        * George Will: Thanks, or something
        * Quote of the Day: Nov. 27, 2014
        * Illinois attorney general files notice of appeal in pension case
        * Quinn grants clemency to 126 ahead of holiday
        * Illinois gives $4.5M food banks for modernization


        * Runners battle cold, ice at Thanksgiving 5K in Belleville
        * Woman burned in indoor turkey frying accident in Glen Carbon
        * Crash slowed traffic at 161 and Frank Scott
        * Parking violators a special target this weekend
        * State troopers gain numbers to reduce deaths during holidays
        * Feeding the hungry: Thanksgiving dinner at St. Luke's
        * Top Five things to do this weekend
        * Top of the Morning, Nov. 28, 2014
        * Jackson to speak on election results
        * Police Beat


        * Snowfall causes road troubles in northern Indiana
        * 1 man dies in house fire near Superior
        * Putnam County to meet on new state's attorney
        * Bloomington man may seek new sentence in slaying
        * Firewood supplies running low in Rockford area

        * Reps. Lipinski and Roskam Lead Effort to S...
        * Is it Too Late to Stop Iran? - Arutz Sheva
        * US Congreesman: We Must Redouble Out Commi...
        * Congressional, local reaction to immigrati...
        * PRESS RELEASE: Reps. Deutch and Roskam Int...
        * Congressman-Elect Mike Bost Attends Freshm...
        * Images: Tammy Duckworth's 2006 6th Congres...
        * Hennepin Steel Mill finally sold - SteelGuru
        * GOP rep: Immigration need 'doesn't justify...
        * Veteran guest speaker shares brain injury ...

        * 'Secret Science' bill headed to U.S. Senate...
        * Amazon : announce 1,000 full-time jobs in ......
        * Durbin Celebrates Obama’s Announcement at ......

        * Obama, Congress dig in on Iran sanctions...
        * Hot meals provided to homeless across Chic......
        * Iran's Supreme Leader supports extending t......
        * Rauner says own money will go toward execu......
        * Chicago Tribuen: Squeeze a stalling Iran t......

        * UIC Awarded $5.5 Contract To Continue Traffic Research
        * What do we think about Obama’s efforts to force-feed immigration reform to infant-minded in our nation?
        * "Nigerian Kitchen" Closes On Wilson
        * #HappyThanksgiving from The Sixth Ward blog!
        * In Chicago the race is on. It’s easy as ABC.
        * Lisa Madigan files her appeal.
        * The Better Government Association continues to spread the lie about public employee pensions.
        * Happy Thanksgiving. “My idea,” says Rahm.
        * Chicago parents demand answers from Emanuel after sex ed lessons revealed
        * Happy Thanksgiving


        * Governor Quinn Announces Investment to Help Regional Food Banks Better Serve Those in Need - Governor’s Investment Will Ensure Lower Cost and Higher Efficiency for Services Reaching Nearly 2 Million Illinois Residents
        * Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action
        * Governor Quinn Statement on Abner Mikva Receiving Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor
        * Department of Insurance Announces Multi-State Settlement with Symetra Life Insurance and Symetra National Life Insurance Company - Illinois will share part of a $1.2 million penalty against Symetra Life regarding Life Insurance policies
        * Avoid Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller