* As subscribers know, Edgar told me much the same yesterday. Here’s Bernie…
Former Republican Gov. JIM EDGAR said he didn’t know in advance that his voice would be used on an ad critical of Rauner.
“Do Your Job, Inc.” announced the new ad this week, and the made-for-TV spot includes audio of Edgar in a radio interview saying no budget for two years “has put this state in the worst condition I can ever remember. Even during the (ROD) BLAGOJEVICH years, it wasn’t this bad.”
A narrator says Rauner “has brought Illinois to the brink of collapse.” Rauner has consistently blamed Democrats for not meeting his pro-business conditions to approve a full budget.
Contacted Wednesday, Edgar said he didn’t know about the ad until he read about it on the Capitol Fax blog.
“I guess when you say something to the media and it’s reported, that’s fair game,” he said. “That’s my comment.”