SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Good for the goose…

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

* 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.

Meh.

* 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…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


17 Comments
  1. - fed up - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    Hmm I think we can find a lot of nice qoutes from Quinn supporting Jessie Jr. so thats two convicted criminals vs one huy who admires how someone turned a state around Quinn should run away from any type of corruption headlines. I seem to recall some investigations currently involving the Quinn Administration you know the one Quinn is in charge of and supposedly responsible for.


  2. - A guy... - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    ==Bruce Rauner’s ‘role model’/Quinn was the incumbent lieutenant governor===

    Illinois Freedom PAC. Hmmm. I guess these are parallel positions on some planet.


  3. - Jeff Trigg - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    Has Quinn said anything about Madigan’s disgusting endorsement and campaign cash given to Derrick Smith?


  4. - Soccermom - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 3:20 pm:

    Purred? PQ purred? Is there tape? I find that very difficult to believe…


  5. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 3:33 pm:

    I agree with those who say the connection between Rauner and Walker is not substantial enough to attack Rauner. Quinn’s side needs to do better rather than just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. They need to find a few things that work and focus on them rather than quibble like this.

    To digress a bit, Wisconsin was just ranked 37th in job creation, with Walker so far falling far short of his jobs goal. Wisconsin is lagging behind the national average in job growth.

    Well, well, well, the job creation god is failing. I considered what others said about governments having little to do with job creation, but Walker still made the pledge of 250,000 jobs.

    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-ranked-th-in-job-creation-last-year/article_a3ed9bd2-f3f8-5f02-8be2-179f9ff6acfd.html

    In some good news (yes, we need to still do better), Illinois’ unemployment rate fell again in May, to 7.5%.


  6. - x ace - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 3:48 pm:

    Investigations usually keep digging deeper. Perhaps, they will find an Illinois Connection in the nationwide “criminal scheme” and maybe …..?
    Hard to be surprised by anything these days.


  7. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 3:50 pm:

    Six of Walker’s peeps from his days as Milwaukee County Executive were convicted of various crimes, so you can kind of see why he would be a role model for an ambitious Illinois insider.


  8. - JSlim - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 4:09 pm:

    Those Walker allegations were so damning that the federal prosecutors didn’t think it even merited continuing to pursue them.

    Quinn was the running mate for Blago, appearing on ballot w/him twice. Big difference.


  9. - D.P.Gumby - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 4:12 pm:

    Walker is small change compared to the little old ladies Brucie killed in his nursing homes…


  10. - walker - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 4:18 pm:

    Anyone who thinks Crossroads (Rove’s group), the Koch Brothers groups, and the other superPacs and funding hybrids from both parties, don’t find ways to get on the same page as candidates and their campaign staffs, is frankly stupid.

    Proving it however, can be difficult. Unless you have an ego-driven politician who likes to get on the phone with the principals.

    For them to claim some kind of tax exemption and confidentiality as charitable or public information groups, as Rove openly recommended they do, is fraudulent and cheating all the rest of us taxpayers. The IRS is right about these groups, but of course the Congress now won’t let them even review such groups to enforce the laws.


  11. - OneMan - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 4:35 pm:

    Anyone who thinks Crossroads (Rove’s group), the Koch Brothers groups, and the other superPacs and funding hybrids from both parties, don’t find ways to get on the same page as candidates and their campaign staffs, is frankly stupid.

    And you can replace those groups with other groups from the other side of that and likely say the same thing….

    Also if we are going to start going with guilt by association based off what is in a document a prosecutor put together and not an actual indictment I think anyone supporting an incumbent Illinois elected official who has been around a while will want to ask themselves if that is a good standard to use.

    The way some stuff lit up today you would think Walker had been indicted…


  12. - walker - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 5:08 pm:

    OneMan: Agree. Did you notice I said “from both parties?”

    I mentioned Rove and Crossroads, because they were one of the first to use these legal covers, and he publicly recommended others do the same. It’s all over the place now.

    Walker should be judged on his performance as Governor, which is mixed.

    It doesn’t match what he promised - but which Governor’s ever does?


  13. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 6:13 pm:

    The key words are “good for the goose”. The whole attempts to tie Walker to Rauner is a wild goose chase.

    Quinn ran with Blagojevich twice. He supported him. He endorsed him. He covered for him. They are political running mates.

    Huge difference.


  14. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 6:20 pm:

    –The whole attempts to tie Walker to Rauner is a wild goose chase.–

    Yeah, Bruce Rauner really should stop trying to tie Bruce Rauner to Scott Walker.


  15. - Wally - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 10:53 pm:

    Illinois unemployment fell to 7.5%.

    Wonder what the U6 unemployment number is, 14%?

    Wonder how many people dropped out of the labor force to get the number down? Hard to find that info in these articles. I don’t think many people out there feel the state of IL has a 7.5% rate.


  16. - Upon Further Review - Thursday, Jun 19, 14 @ 11:22 pm:

    The lefties keep targeting Walker to no avail. Is this their fourth attempt to consign him to the ash can? Wisconsin has some stringent laws on campaign ethics that makes it easy to bring charges at the drop of the hat, but Walker remains extremely popular.


  17. - wordslinger - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 7:10 am:

    ==but Walker remains extremely popular.–

    Extremely might be extreme. 52% in general election, 53% in recall.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* No pension bump for Stermer, MJM still not persuaded on special session
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - More comptroller stuff
* 1:30 comptroller announcement expected - Stermer appointed, says he will resign January 12th
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Comptroller stuff
* Golden Horseshoe Awards
* Bears open thread
* More adventures in misgovernance
* Question of the day - Golden Horseshoe Awards
* Petulance all around
* 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

          
        * OnePlus One mini, BlackBerry Classic, Windows Phone ups & downs | Pocketnow Weekly 127
        * Get off the fence and go get a smartwatch
        * Apple Watch retail, Android Wear Lollipop, Nexus 6 comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap
        * Our 5 favourite new Windows Phone apps of the week
        * White elephant: There's a reason they give this advice away
        * Galaxy S6 evidence, Sony Xperia Z4 leak, Lumia Denim & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * Deezer update: lyrics you can read or sing-along to

        * Indian E-Commerce is On Fire. What Will Amazon and Alibaba Do About It?
        * Know If Your Pet Is Tax Deductible
        * The first intergalactic war will be started by spoilers
        * These iOS tips will help you take better iPhone photos
        * Blackberry’s Chen has stanched the bleeding, but not much more
        * The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors
        * Top 10 Food Staples You Can Make Better and Cheaper at Home

        * White Sox also had a December to remember 100 years ago
        * Terrerobytes: Future of Cuban baseball complicated on both sides
        * White Sox sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal
        * Kottaras to join White Sox with Minor League deal
        * Loss of Draft picks viewed as good trade for White Sox
        * Windy City revival: Cubs, White Sox revamped for '15
        * ZiPS projections underscore White Sox's riskiest bets

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


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

        Archives
        December 2014
        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


        * Latest Illiana tollway step a heartbreaker to some..
        * What Illinois’ Budget Plan Means For The Gubern.....
        * Rauner responds to comptroller appointment..


        * 2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash
        * Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data
        * Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba
        * 2 charged with stealing from Salvation Army bucket
        * US criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Topinka
        * Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials
        * Illinois law nixes deadline for asbestos lawsuits
        * Some gray wolves to be returned to endangered list

        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Quinn names longtime aide Jerry Stermer comptroller until Jan. 12
        * Quinn signs law to nix deadline for asbestos lawsuits
        * Quinn to name comptroller replacement this afternoon
        * Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers
        * Quinn calls legislature back to Springfield to approve special election to replace Topinka
        * Audit: DCFS loses track of runaways
        * Audit: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids
        * Chicago couple convicted of stealing state grants

        * Rauner already showing he misses Topinka
        * It's not you, it's me: Wintrust finds a new lender
        * Leadership Greater Chicago chief David DeCoursey dies at 66
        * FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment
        * These halls are really decked out for Christmas


        * Lakeview pot dispensary on hold; Tunney opposes Halsted location
        * Despite community pleas, CPS puts Dyett HS out for proposals
        * Quinn to appoint new Illinois Comptroller today
        * Gov. Quinn appoints longtime aide as Illinois comptroller
        * Watch: President Obama's year-end press conference
        * Rewriting the Sony cyberattack script
        * time for new course in Cuba
        * Are Rahm's numbers creeping up? New internals show him near 50
        * Obama guidance, press schedule, Dec. 19, 2014. Press conference
        * A whole lot of nothing from the City Council


        * Emanuel's son robbed near family's North Side home
        * DNA leads to murder charges in 1994 stabbing
        * Officials: Two Bartlett students hacked into Elgin district portal
        * Child checked for Ebola at U. of C. remains 'stable'
        * Crest Hill brothers face child pornography charges
        * 1 dead, 16 injured in separate shootings
        * Stolen Northwestern Memorial Healthcare computer had information of 2,800 patients
        * At least 1 firefighter injured in Robbins fire
        * East Chicago man shot to death in Gary
        * Firefighter injured in Far South Side blaze


        * Listen to State Week - December 19, 2014
        * Quinn Picks Budget Chief To Be Temporary Comptroller
        * 'Uber-gentrification' a force in Chicago's West Loop
        * Durbin leaving Congressional roommates behind
        * Worries rise in Russia as ruble falls
        * Improviser finds purpose in Chicago police mental health crisis trainings
        * Chicago 'petcoke' handler says it'll enclose piles
        * Waukegan woman seeks to trademark 'I can't breathe'
        * Obama re-establishing US relations with Cuba
        * Teaching hospitals hit hardest by medicare fines for patient safety


        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised
        * Sen. Dick Durbin: Clean water access bill honors Simon
        * Charles Krauthammer: How to fight the lone wolf
        * Quote of the day: Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Quinn names longtime aide Jerry Stermer comptroller until Jan. 12
        * Quinn signs law to nix deadline for asbestos lawsuits
        * Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers
        * E.J. Dionne: Chuck Schumer: Take two
        * Esther Cepeda: The rainbow that isn’t


        * LIVE! Braggin' Rights '14
        * Saturday SportsTalk 12-20-14
        * Coffee with the Plant Experts 12-20-14
        * PHOTOS: Northeast Community Fund & Dove's Christmas food baskets
        * Missouri Pregame 12-20-14
        * New plans address flooding
        * Rolling pin repair uncovers hidden message
        * College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Convocation
        * Community food pantry has expanded in Belleville, but so has the need
        * Murphysboro teachers, district reach tentative contract agreement


        * Miami Beach Bowl Matchup
        * Boca Raton Bowl Matchup
        * Poinsettia Bowl Matchup
        * Northern Illinois Bowl History
        * Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

        * Over 95% of ANCA endorsed candidates win s...
        * REP. DANNY K. DAVIS NOW SUPPORTS DR. WILLI...
        * Lipinski Succeeds on Manufacturing Bill - ...
        * Bill Renaming Mt. Greenwood Post Office fo...
        * Congressman Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to ...
        * Schock touts ABLE Act to help parents, chi...
        * Lipinski: Will change lead to commonsense ...
        * Federal Bill Introduced to Ban Fracking on...
        * Lipinski seeks nominations for academies -...
        * Representatives Pocan and Schakowsky Intro...

        * Sen. Dick Durbin Criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa...

        * Senator Hosts Hearing on ISIS Threat in Ch......

        * Human Rights Organizations Urge Passage Of Reparations For Chicago Police Torture Survivors
        * The Weekend Desk Report
        * Tale of two cities.
        * Rahm wants more street cops.
        * CTA "shell game"
        * 25 hours of standardized testing. A question for the IEA: What ever happened to New Business Item 1?
        * Keeping retirement weird.
        * Former ILGOP chair to head Springfield office of government affairs firm
        * Senator Kirk avoids tax vote in prep for reelection
        * Illinois businesses to pay more for “captive insurance” exchanges


        * Governor Quinn Appoints Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Calls Legislative Special Session - Governor Urges Legislature to Set Up 2016 Special Election for Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Hits New Low - Illinois’ Economic Comeback Continues; Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More than Six Years
        * Illinois Ranks #1 in Volunteer Rate Among the Country’s 8 Largest States - 2.57 Million Illinoisans Give $7.2 Billion in Service
        * Law Enforcement, IDOT Make Final Push to Save Lives in 2014, Roadside Safety Checks Planned Over Holidays - New Episode of “The Driving Dead” Premieres Friday as Holiday Travelers are Reminded to Drive Sober and Buckle Up




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