* From Bruce Rauner’s Facebook page on May 2, 2013…
Governor Scott Walker took on the powerful protectors of the status quo in Madison and reformed Wisconsin. It was great to see him today at the Kane County Republican Advisory Council. Click “LIKE” if you think Illinois needs bold leadership too.
* From today…
Newly released documents show prosecutors are alleging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate with outside conservative groups.
The documents were filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit challenging the probe by the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. They were ordered publicly released Thursday by a federal appeals court judge after prosecutors and the Wisconsin Club for Growth did not object.
One of the filings from prosecutors outlines previously unknown details about the investigation that began in 2012 as Walker was facing a recall election.
Prosecutors say Walker, his chief of staff and others who worked for him were discussing illegal coordination with a number of national groups and prominent figures, including GOP strategist Karl Rove.
* Illinois Freedom PAC is attempting to push the connection between Rauner and Walker…
Rauner “Role Model” Scott Walker Participated in “Criminal Scheme” Prosecutors Allege
Chicago, IL – Prosecutors allege in court documents released today that Bruce Rauner’s “role model,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, was at the center of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to circumvent state campaign finance and election laws.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Scott Walker sent an email in 2011 to Karl Rove telling him that Walker campaign adviser and Wisconsin Club for Growth spokesman R.J. Johnson would lead the coordination efforts now under investigation.
“These serious allegations of criminal behavior against Bruce Rauner’s ‘role model’ Scott Walker should worry every Illinois voter. We can’t trust Bruce Rauner when he chooses his role models so poorly,” said Neal Waltmire, Communications Director for Illinois Freedom PAC.
* As long as we’ve fired up the Way-Back Machine…
In 2006, when Quinn was the incumbent lieutenant governor and allegations of scandal were swirling around the administration of his running mate Blagojevich, Quinn’s failure to say or do anything about it was widely reported. “In all my interactions with him I’ve found him to be an honest person,” Quinn purred of Blagojevich at one point during the campaign.
At another he refused to criticize Blagojevich, saying “the governor speaks for himself. If I see anyone in state government that’s doing something illegal, I’m duty-bound to report that to the proper authority, and I would do that without blinking an eye.”
“He’s [Blagojevich] always been a person who’s honest and one of integrity,” Quinn told reporters. “I have confidence the governor does the right thing all the time.”
Rauner has tied Quinn to Blagojevich before. Click here for just one example. So, I suppose turnabout is fair play. Still…