As promised in today’s Capitol Fax, here is that story about Steve Rauschenberger’s apparent flip-flop.
Primary voters vote separately for governor and lieutenant governor, but when Rauschenberger announced his decision, he indicated he would step aside if Topinka won.
On Monday he said that was “really still pretty much true.” But he seemed to leave himself some wiggle room, saying that if he were to win by a large margin and Topinka was the Republican candidate, “I’d do the best to work with her.”
“I’ll run with whoever the voters pair,” he said.
He didn’t “indicate” anything when he teamed up with Ron Gidwitz. He flat-out said he’d drop out if Topinka won.
If this gets picked up by other media and Rauschenberger doesn’t forcefully deny that he said it, Gidwitz is gonna look pretty silly. Thoughts?