* Click here for the back story. From a press release…
Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial campaign today called on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to denounce the Democratic Governors Association’s sexist smear campaign targeting Rauner running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti.
“Pat Quinn should immediately call on his allies and supporters to end their sexist smear campaign against Evelyn Sanguinetti,” Rauner campaign spokeswoman Leili Doerr said. “Born into a family of immigrants with little means, Evelyn has combined talent, hard work and self-determination to achieve great things for herself and give back to the local community. She is the living embodiment of the American dream. She deserves better than a Quinn-led sexist political smear campaign.”
Evelyn’s been beating the odds her entire life. Evelyn’s father legally immigrated to the United States from Ecuador, and her mother entered the country as a Cuban refugee. Her parents were still teenagers when she was born in Miami, Florida, and Evelyn grew up with Spanish as her first language. She earned a scholarship to college and received a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University. She soon moved to Chicago to attend The John Marshall Law School, fell in love with Illinois and plans to never leave. Following law school, Evelyn worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office under Jim Ryan before transitioning to private practice. She currently serves as a member of city council in Wheaton.
I’ve asked the Quinn campaign and the DGA for comment.
…Adding… I’ve asked the Rauner campaign to explain what, exactly were the sexist words in the DGA’s press release. So far, I haven’t heard back. Here is the full press release…
BREAKING: GOP Candidate for Co-Governor Claims “Magical” Powers
If Money Can’t Buy Billionaire Bruce The Election, Maybe Magic? Right-Wing Ticket More Out Of Touch Than Anyone Thought
Just when you thought a ticket led by a billionaire who brags about being in the top .01 percent of Americans, has nine fancy homes, and has proposed to cut income for people working full-time on the minimum wage, couldn’t get any more out of touch – in stepped Bruce Rauner’s running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti.
A day after saying she would functionally serve as co-governor if elected, Sanguinetti revealed today that she believes she possesses “magical powers” that will help the right-wing ticket win in November.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday:
“At an event earlier this month hosted by the Palatine Township Republican Organization, Sanguinetti talked about her passion for serving Republican women and a woman’s ‘magical’ and ‘special powers.’
‘No offense to the guys, but to let them know that something special happens when we (women) promote our candidates because when we knock on doors, something magical happens…they let us in! And this is where we use our special powers to disarm, right, and talk about our candidates,’ said Sanguinetti, a Wheaton Republican. ‘So that’s my first passion is serving Republican women and letting them know how they can get out and really get out that vote.’”
As reported on Tuesday, Sanguinetti views her role not as the #2 to Billionaire Bruce, but rather as someone who will ‘make decisions in his stead.’
Read about the “magical” comments here.
And about Rauner’s role as co-governor to Sanguinetti here.
That’s far less harsh than any Kass column on Lisa Madigan, IMHO.