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Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

* WSIL TV

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner hasn’t announced his intention to run again, but most of his opponents expect it to happen. So a group in Carbondale shared their stories about how Governor Rauner’s time in office has affected them as part of the “Rauners Broken Record Tour.”

“Budget crisis, money problems, loss of jobs, economic uncertainty. The state is failing and the state is failing because its being mishandled,” said Wesley Tartt.

Tartt believes Governor Rauner has done more harm than good. That’s why he joined this group to call attention to reasons, they claim, voters should put Governor Rauner out of office in 2018. […[

“I thought, maybe the one area that he might really excel in, might be managing the money for the state of Illinois. It turned out, that’s the area that he’s absolute worst in,” said [former Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon]. […]

News Three reached out to Governor Rauner’s press team for a response, but they never returned our calls or emails.

Sorry, but they’re too busy trying to figure out yet again how to tell the governor’s “story” to answer a reporter’s question.

* WTAX Radio

The Democratic Governors Association wants to add to its ranks – specifically, in Illinois.

A “Rauner’s Broken Record” tour began in Springfield Tuesday, with other stops scheduled in Carbondale and Peoria, to call attention to what Democrats say are reasons to vote Gov. Bruce Rauner (pictured) out of office in 2018. […]

From a wheelchair, Missy Norman, born with spina bifida, outlined how Rauner’s policies, had all of them been enacted, would have made her ineligible for home health care.

“Make no mistake, any attack on the people who provide these services is an attack on those of us who receive them,” she said.

* WSIU Radio

Jeff Pool is a caregiver in southern Illinois. He says Governor Rauner does not understand the needs and desires of people with disabilities.

“When I go home and sleep at night, that’s wonderful. When I hear my alarm clock go off, I say I wish I could sleep another hour. It’s opposite for them. They’re thinking I wish I could get up. But, they’re stuck in bed. They have to wait. They need somebody to help them.”

Pool cares for Casey Cavinder. The SIU graduate says he doesn’t like the term “special needs.” He says he has human needs.

“When we don’t get those human needs met, it amounts to a human rights violation, whether it’s couched that way or not.”

* The DGA is headed to Peoria today…

WHERE: Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson St, Peoria, IL 61603

WHEN: 2:00 PM Wednesday Sept. 20th

WHO: Sen. Dave Koehler, Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, and grassroots leaders from the area.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

5 Comments
  1. - Winnin' - Wednesday, Sep 20, 17 @ 10:47 am:

    The Rauner Admin (not the GOP Raunerite Party) is just hunkered down until the smoke clears from his recent gaffes. They are doing research and strategerizing and letting the party kids take the lead. Mrs. Rauner believes Her husband has overbashed Madigan.


  2. - Ghost - Wednesday, Sep 20, 17 @ 10:58 am:

    Rauner wants to be gov to rob from the poor and give to the rich. He hasn’t enriched the ultrawealthy enough to leave.


  3. - Norseman - Wednesday, Sep 20, 17 @ 11:04 am:

    They’re working it. Good for them.

    I’m glad the BTIA(TM) is in charge. The old team would have been on top of this.


  4. - blue dog dem - Wednesday, Sep 20, 17 @ 2:04 pm:

    The turn out in Carbondale was……699,978…less than what it was for the eclipse.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 20, 17 @ 4:21 pm:

    To the Post,

    What is absolutely critical, right now, is setting the easy table of Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial failures.

    The helping hand is to prepare “Skyhook, in reverse”, the Candidate Rauner playbook used to defeat an underwater incumbent governor and holding accountable that sitting, incumbent governor the things and happenings… and choices… the Rauner Crew has done for 2 1/2 years.

    If it gets to a personal story after personal story, the accountability that Rauner needs to be held accountable to is quite “easy” to frame in Candidate Rauner’s words that Quinn was held responsible during his watch.

    If the DGA can do that for the 3 leading candidates that are vying to defeat Rauner, that will pay off in April and thru November.

    The fact that BTIA(tm) didn’t respond… or that the damage done to the Diana Rauner brand is also left unanswered… that’s the beginning of tearing away the phony and allowing “Skyhook, in reverse” to take hold.


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