* Greg Hinz reports that Bruce Rauner appears to be siding with Bob Schillerstrom for RTA Chairman over his vanquished GOP primary rival Kirk Dillard…
One source says Rauner staffers are making calls to RTA board members and those with influence on board members to urge backing for Mr. Schillerstrom. Another influential official says that Mr. Rauner himself has made it clear personally that Mr. Schillerstrom is his preferred candidate.
“There are issues there” between Messrs. Rauner and Dillard, said one official who regularly talks with Team Rauner. The nominee was upset when Mr. Dillard attended “a press conference” with Gov. Pat Quinn not too long after the primary, while failing to attend a post-primary GOP “unity breakfast” the day after the primary with the other three Republican gubernatorial candidates, the source said. […]
Mr. Dillard said talk about attending a “press conference” with Mr. Quinn apparently stems from the fact that both were at a recent groundbreaking for a building at Western Illinois University.
“There were 1,000 people there. I’m an alum. I sponsored the bill” appropriating funds for the building, Mr. Dillard said. “Am I not supposed to show up?”
Mess with the bull, get the horn, as they say. But could Rauner end up shoving Dillard even closer to Quinn?