*** UPDATED x1 *** The Tribune’s long love affair with millionaires
Friday, Mar 7, 2014
* During the 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary, the Chicago Tribune endorsed Corinne Wood.
In 2006, the Tribune endorsed Republican Ron Gidwitz for governor.
In 2010, the Tribune went with Andy McKenna in the GOP primary.
* Besides all losing their primaries, what else did those three have in common?
Well, all of them were millionaires who were the biggest self-funders in their respective races.
* And, today, Mother Tribune did it again…
Never mind that he very nearly derailed the Tribune’s much-beloved pension reform bill by coming out forcefully against it. Never mind that he has dismissed the Tribune’s near to the heart workers’ comp reform as basically worthless.
Nope. They just love his style, even as they continue to bash candidates for doing just what Rauner did, opposing pension reform and workers’ comp reform.
*** UPDATE *** They endorsed Tom Cross for treasurer, but it was a tough call because of - guess what? - pension reform…
Rauner did more to undermine that pension reform vote than Cross, but his opposition was not even mentioned.