Republicans play “follow the Rauner” on Trump
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
* Tony Arnold attended a candidates’ forum at the Glenbard South High School library and reports that one theme was consistent throughout the DuPage County event: Republican candidates don’t want to talk about Donald Trump…
President Obama won DuPage in 2008 and 2012, and Trump likely isn’t going to outperform the two previous candidates. But because Trump’s been doing his best Charlie Sheen impersonation lately, candidates are asked about the top of the ticket far more than they were during the last two cycles.
And, as Tony points out, it’s not an easy question for GOP incumbents and candidates (and the governor) because some of Trump’s fiercest supporters could turn against anybody on the ballot who won’t get in line and because some Republicans just don’t like the man.