ah, Rauner. you know that Dan Proft stands for more than your anti union thing, right? thought you were staying away from social agenda issues but I guess you aren’t as you are clearly with the anti choice crowd.
I can’t figure out why Rauner would do this. From a strictly campaign mechanics point of view there are a number of reasons to use Liberty Principles in the primary, far fewer in the general. The only thing I can think of that makes any sense is they want to use Liberty Principles to blow the caps in some key races so that the Governor’s wealthy allies like Griffin and Uhilein could contribute unlimited sums directly to those candidate committees but even that feels like a little bit of a stretch.
Surprised by this, other than maybe the Gov’s IE I wasn’t expecting to see state IE’s play much of a part in the fall races.
Ok one other possibility is that this will be used in the Comptroller’s race, but still in a race and a year where female voters are expected to play a key role it seems odd to outsource the spending to a group known for a very conservative social agenda so this seems like a stretch also.
Someone asked why $ to Proft?
Besides state of the art craftsmanship we are guessin’ there must have been a night on one of those pricey, whack job cruises where the boys all got frisky and Danny has some fonecam footage ready to flash home.