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Rauner to match contributions to send Speaker Madigan “a clear message”

Monday, Aug 28, 2017

* Team Rauner fundraising e-mail…

Speaker Madigan and his political machine have done nothing but attack Team Rauner’s reform agenda since Day One.

From forcing a massive, 32% income tax increase on Illinois families, to protecting his special interests at our expense, Madigan continues to play politics with our state’s future - and we won’t let him win.

We need to push back against Speaker Madigan and send him a clear message. That’s why Bruce is willing to double your support heading into our end-of-month deadline.

Chip in today. For every dollar you donate to help us fight back against Speaker Madigan and his machine, Bruce will match it.

Chip in $20 = $40 >>
Chip in $50 = $100 >>
Chip in $100 = $200 >>

When Bruce was first elected, he promised to fight each and every day to stop politicians in Springfield from making our lives harder and more expensive.

But while Bruce has been fighting for lower taxes and a balanced budget, Speaker Madigan forced a massive tax hike on all of us that will hurt businesses and families in our state.

Bruce is committed now more than ever to continuing his fight against the political machine, and he’s going to match your support this month.

Donate and tell Speaker Madigan we’ve had enough of him playing politics in Illinois; Bruce will match you dollar for dollar.

Thank you,

Team Rauner

- Posted by Rich Miller        

30 Comments
  1. - Say What? - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:00 am:

    Memo to BVR:

    You can match the Dems dollar for dollar, but can you match the Dems vote for vote in Chicago?

    http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511195461-election-board-lists-more-general-election-votes-than-voters-in-chicago


  2. - Norseman - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:06 am:

    Matching contributions, LOL. Save your money and he’ll fork out 100% of what he needs for his campaign.


  3. - Joe M - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:08 am:

    With wealthy folks like Profit and Rauner there to support and spend money on GOP conservative agenda, do they really need small donations from the masses?


  4. - G'Kar - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:09 am:

    “When Bruce was first elected, he promised to fight each and every day to stop politicians in Springfield from making our lives harder and more expensive.”

    Then, according to this fundraising letter, Bruce has failed.


  5. - Annonin' - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:10 am:

    Huh?
    If all GovJunk plans is to match that is probably a cut….is GovJunk backin’ out. looking to quit
    Maybe he’ll submit bad petitions and get tossed off the ballot?


  6. - Ghost - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:18 am:

    The Dems need to get out front on the tax increase and note Rauner failed to reduce spending and it was needed to keep up with his spending…. they can do a collage of Rauners agency directors testimony that they could not cut a single budget… the toss i. Rauner creating a whole new agency and hundred million for software….


  7. - Anonymous - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:18 am:

    Gosh. Maybe he’s a wonderful person after all. This makes it sound like he’s ‘for the people’ and against the bad guys.


  8. - Johnny - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:22 am:

    Seems like Rauner wants to look like an angel. He throws around money to buy people and exercise influence. He hurts the innocent and helps his rich friends. Is this a person that values a democracy?


  9. - Ambassador Abe - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:22 am:

    Terrible move in the midst of an education deal which helps him look good. I don’t get it.


  10. - JerryLee - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:24 am:

    The only people who can vote him out are technically in his district. Good luck Bruce!


  11. - Hamlet's Ghost - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    Lame . . .


  12. - Lt Guv - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    – I don’t get it. — Neither does he.


  13. - RNUG - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:27 am:

    It would be just as accurate to say:

    Team Rauner and his political machine have done nothing but attack Speaker Madigan since Day One.

    —–

    I agree with others; the timing of this is not intended to help with the school funding deal.


  14. - The Captain - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:29 am:

    “When I put $50 million into my campaign fund late last year, I guess he didn’t get the message. When my buddy Ken dumped another $20 million in back in the spring I guess he still didn’t get the message. But now if you put in $20 and I match it that should be enough to put us over the top and Mike Madigan will finally get the message.”


  15. - wordslinger - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:36 am:

    Tell you what: I’ll send a check for $40, then call the bank and stop payment.

    Just like signing contracts with social service vendors and then vetoing the approps.to pay them.

    Bustout Bruce will recognize the scam.


  16. - Anon221 - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:46 am:

    Question for Team Rauner… What happened with last month’s 10K goal??? Did ya’ll get your pizzas???

    As for this month’s “pledge drive”… you ain’t PBS. Rauner and his buddies are perfectly able to finance their own votes. So stop the cheesy, phony “show us your support” gimmicks. It really looks bad for the Rauner “Brand”.


  17. - Anonymous - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 10:47 am:

    Tiresome. Verbal attacks. All talk and no action. What is better today in Illinois than before Bruce took office? Anyone?


  18. - SinkingShip - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 11:00 am:

    People have not embraced the methods of his message as much as he hoped. He has largely failed to accomplish anything as governor. So now he’s just trying (again) to buy the state. No thanks.


  19. - City Zen - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 11:13 am:

    Is Bruce warming up for a gig hosting the MDA telethon? Just don’t sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.


  20. - Jocko - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 11:27 am:

    [T]ell Speaker Madigan we’ve had enough of him playing politics in Illinois…it’s OUR turn (exclamation point)”

    -Team Rauner


  21. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 11:30 am:

    Wonder if Democrat Diana Rauner will be matching those funds too…

    … like the $9 million her name was on to defeat statehouse Democrats…

    Those Rauner…

    “I’ve… We’ve… We’ve donated millions”

    And they’re right. Exactly right.


  22. - walker - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 11:34 am:

    For this crew, campaign messaging always trumps legislative actions.


  23. - DeseDemDose - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 12:27 pm:

    Rauner should send the money he collects from his latest sob story scam to the social service vendors he stiffed that hurt the innocent.


  24. - cc - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 1:00 pm:

    Sorry, but our family puts at least 50% of non-essential spending away for kids and grandkids education. What Rich says: B M


  25. - Huh? - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 1:09 pm:

    1.4% continuously whines about this, that and the other thing being “broken”. But what is really broken are the campaign finance laws that allow somebody to drop $50 million into a super pac with the sole aim of smearing a co-equal branch of government.


  26. - Old Timer - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 1:33 pm:

    Now isn’t that a big game changer. So he raises maybe 10k and puts in 40 million. Why not say I will do 100x more your contribution ( excluding my millionaire friends of course)


  27. - Demoralized - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 1:57 pm:

    And that “clear message” is:

    “Nothing is my fault.”


  28. - Winnin' - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 2:05 pm:

    Meanwhile, Diana talks nice about Shirley.
    Boys will be boys.


  29. - Huh? - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 2:30 pm:

    Gimme money. I’m a billionaire self funding my reelection campaign but I need pocket change from you peons just so you think you matter.


  30. - Southside Markie - Monday, Aug 28, 17 @ 11:48 pm:

    Based on Rauner’s past actions, IGOP might be better with a campaign based on something like, “Find someone who gave $50 to Madigan, Rauner givers IGOP a hundred.”


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