* The Sun-Times reports that Secretary of State Jesse White is concerned that Bruce Rauner may be trying to buy votes in the black community…
“He may be encouraging them to support him … with possible promises or some money they may have received,” White said after a Democratic unity breakfast held by the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association in Springfield. […]
“Sometimes you go into someone else’s turf, you try to invade them and you try to encourage them to support you and we don’t believe he’s going to be successful in that effort,” White said.
Did he really think Rauner was trying to buy the black vote?
“I do,” White said. “I really was surprised at the number of people who were wearing his shirts…Sometimes when you give a person a T-Shirt, they’ll wear it and sometimes they’re unaware of what it says on the back and wha the message is they’re trying to convey.”
* Meanwhile, from the Tribune…
Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme today in a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.”
The re-election seeking Quinn and fellow Democrats drummed away on the theme of the common-man-versus-the-privileged-class on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State
They sought to rev up support in a year they won’t have home-state Democrat Barack Obama pulling Democrats to the polls but must compete against Republican Bruce Rauner pouring millions of his own dollars into his race against Quinn. […]
Quinn also cited John F. Kennedy in drawing a contrast with Rauner. Kennedy once said “a rising tide will lift all boats,” but Rauner’s philosophy is that a rising tide “lifts all yachts.”