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Proft papers asking Republican candidates about Ives vs. Rauner primary

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017

* From Dan Proft’s SW Illinois News

Bryant opponent let down by Rauner but calls for broader changes

Dr. Paul Jacobs wants to know why Gov. Bruce Rauner thinks Christians should have to pay for abortions.

“They’re always hollering about the separation of church and state,” Jacobs told the Southwst Illinois News. “People are going to look at (Rauner’s stance) very seriously.” […]

Jacobs, who is running against Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) in the 115th District, hasn’t given up on Rauner, since he says the governor has rejected some spending initiatives Jacobs deemed irresponsible. […]

Rauner faces a possible primary challenge from Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), who has initiated collecting nominating signatures. Jacobs said the challenge could be a good thing, since Rauner also allowed this summer’s record-breaking 32 percent income tax increase, which has angered many Illinoisans. […]

“She’s a conservative leader,” Jacobs said, noting that Ives aligns with him on many major issues. “Also, she’s not a billionaire.”

* From Dan Proft’s McHenry County Times

Rauner vs. Ives seen as strengthening, not weakening, GOP

Dan Ugaste knows whom he will vote for in next year’s governor’s race: a Republican.

Runnng to replace retiring Rep. Steve Andersson (R-Geneva) in the 65th District, Ugaste told the Kane County Reporter that he sees a possible Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) run against Gov. Bruce Rauner as being to the betterment of the entire party. […]

“She’s shown herself to have the right principles and clearly wants what’s best for the state,” he said. “I definitely want to know more about her.”

* From Dan Proft’s DuPage Policy Journal

Dr. Jay Kinzler says he is committed to working with whomever sits in the governor’s chair after next year’s election, but he has been impressed by Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton).

“I think Jeanne is a very hardworking woman,” Kinzler told the DuPage Policy Journal. “I think she has done a great job in Springfield. She doesn’t just follow the crowd. She really uses common sense to help guide her judgment.”

Ives is currently collecting nominating signatures in anticipation of a run for governor. For his part, Kinzler is running to represent District 46 in the House. The district is within DuPage County, covering Carol Stream, Glendale Heights and Villa Park.

The 46th is currently held by Democratic state Rep. Deb Conroy.

* From Dan Proft’s East Central Reporter

Ives described as ‘champion’ who could truly lead GOP

Darren Bailey says Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is waging her war on Gov. Bruce Rauner for all the right reasons.

“Jeanne Ives has been a champion of conservative ideas,” Bailey told the SE Illinois News. “She is passionate about making our state a better place to live. She genuinely cares about the welfare of our state and its citizens, not advancing an agenda or her bank account.” […]

After supporting Rauner in 2014, Bailey, who has launched his own campaign against Rep. Dave Reis (R-Willow Hill) in the 109th District primary, now views Rauner as having gone back on his word by enacting legislation that allows anyone on Medicaid or state insurance to get an abortion at any time and for any reason.

* From Dan Proft’s Metro East Sun

Edwardsville mayor stays course with Rauner

Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton says Gov. Bruce Rauner has been doing a good overall job of tackling Illinois’ problems.

“I do definitely support the approach the governor has taken in trying to fight bad legislation and decades of deficits and overspending in Springfield,” Patton told the Metro East Sun. “I still support Gov. Rauner and what he has done overall to stand up for conservative government in the state of Illinois and trying to avoid the overspending that we have seen continue to come out of Springfield.” […]

Patton is running against Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton) in the 56th district, which covers O’Fallon, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Wood River, Alton and Godfrey.

Sen. Haine is retiring.

* From Dan Proft’s McHenry Times

Althoff opponent looks forward to 2018 gubernatorial primary

Ret. Air Force Col. Craig Wilcox wants Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) in the gubernatorial primary in March 2018.

The McHenry County Board member running to replace Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) in the 32nd District told the Lake County Gazette that Ives could be exactly what the GOP needs.

“I trust that her integrity and commitment to service are placed at the forefront of her desire to represent the overtaxed voters and over-regulated businesses of Illinois,” Wilcox said. “Her outspoken support of property tax reform, opposition to taxpayer-subsidized abortions,and outrage at the signing of the Trust Act place her at the apex of leading the conservative movement for reform.”

The headline is in error because Althoff isn’t running again. ADDING: They’ve corrected the headline to read: Senate hopeful looks forward to 2018 gubernatorial primary.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

28 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:15 am:

    The original story had a sentence saying, “The McHenry County Board member running against Sen. Pam Althoff …”

    Screen shot at http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/06/dan-profts-mchenry-times-screws-up/


  2. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:21 am:

    Proft “Papers” - It is entirely appropriate, Rich, that when mentioning Proft “Papers”, the word “News” is not present. I see what you did there, and appreciate it.


  3. - DuPage - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:22 am:

    Jeanne Ives would be a very extremist governor, and would carry on Rauner’s agenda. The difference is she does not have enough cash to intimidate legislators.


  4. - ste_with_a_v_en - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:23 am:

    Proft like to bite the hand that feeds him


  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:24 am:

    Proft has no desire to build a Republican Party.

    Proft’s “purity” ridiculousness is the cover Proft uses to…

    … be against those who voted against Rauner with the budget override, tax override, funding the state agencies…

    … then also be against Rauner “magically” for signing HB40, pointing out Blase Cardinal Cupich…all the while cheering the starving Catholic Charities.

    Proft is about Proft, Proft’s influence in a shrunk alleged Illinois “Republican” party, that has no compass but is guided by who pays the freight.

    Ives running is a colossal mistake, it aids Rauner winning…

    … unless the phony Proft end game is to control the Republican Caucuses, but have Rauner win and hold him accountable to him (Proft)

    It’s about Proft. That’s it. That’s all this is.

    His ideology is to divide what’s left of the party, make a boatload of money off the division, and keep rounds open so no one will see Proft’s plan.

    You are being fooled if you think Proft cares about party or politics here… it’s about the dollars, always the dollars.

    Reality? If Proft succeeds, isn’t that the deal Proft wanted? That, except the IPI ran Rauner’s governor’s office.

    With IPI out of the way, Proft can get a bigger piece than what he agreed to this summer… by dividing the Raunerite party but keeping Rauner viable to win… with Ives helping that rehabilitation.


  6. - Arsenal - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:27 am:

    Everyone’s gonna be made to answer this question, magnifying Ives’ challenge far beyond its actual worth.


  7. - macho - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:33 am:

    == It’s about Proft. That’s it. That’s all this is.

    His ideology is to divide what’s left of the party, make a boatload of money off the division, and keep rounds open so no one will see Proft’s plan. ==

    Perfect analysis but Illinois media are skewed to favor corrupt power brokers or corrupt power broker wannabes like Proft. The media doesn’t have to play along but they do. You are the enablers.


  8. - Honeybadger - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:34 am:

    In actuality it’s not the Proft papers it’s the Proft propaganda.


  9. - Highland IL - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:38 am:

    === After supporting Rauner in 2014, Bailey, who has launched his own campaign against Rep. Dave Reis ===

    We’re these people blind? They helped elect a pro-choice candidate over pro-life candidates. Their opponents should point out how gullible they are, and question how they’re make decisions in the future. They’re undoubtedly Trump supporters as well.


  10. - walker - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 10:56 am:

    Pro-Ives quotes also in Proft’s Northern Illinois paper from Katie Miller, (David Harris’ district) Probably similar messaging in all 20 of the Proft rags.

    Begrudging respect for the effort. This is how a lot of American papers started in the 18th-19th Centuries.


  11. - RNUG - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 11:03 am:

    == They helped elect a pro-choice candidate over pro-life candidates. ==

    Pro-choice was and is probably OK for a general election, but I still think public funding is a bridge too far. We’ll find out next November …


  12. - G'Kar - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 11:08 am:

    Serious question: Does anyone know how many people are actually picking up and reading these papers? Do they have a real effect on the electorate?


  13. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 11:11 am:

    ===…public funding is a bridge too far. We’ll find out next November …===

    It was described here in comments that HB40 was a bill that was so liberal that it couldn’t get passed and signed in “California”, and yet Rauner signed it clean.

    Rauner is more liberal than a California democrat when it comes to a social agenda… while starving social services like Catholic Charities.

    That’s why Rauner practices Raunerism, which is about hurting the state’s most vulnerable to destroy organized labor… and have a social agenda more liberal (ironically) than a costal limousine democrat, including signing taxpayer funded abortion.

    Whew.


  14. - igotgotgotgotnotime - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    “I think she (Ives) has done a great job in Springfield. She doesn’t just follow the crowd. She really uses common sense to help guide her judgment.”
    I just love Mad-Libs. It’s a zany and fun ice-breaker for kids of all ages.


  15. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 11:32 am:

    Is Proft’s moneybags, Uihlein, going to put up any serious start-up money for Ives? Because the $20K or so she has now won’t gas up the car for a statewide campaign.


  16. - Pundent - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 11:52 am:

    It’s hard to gauge what effect these “papers” are actually having as they are nothing more than propaganda masquerading as news. You can’t buy one at a newsstand or sign up for home delivery. They arrive in your mailbox whether you want it or not. The first I received one I laughed at how transparent and slanted they were. But I do expect that they resonate with some who don’t necessarily see it that way.


  17. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 12:14 pm:

    Show of hands
    Who believe Ives is GovJunk front to district the whack jobs and let him cruise to renomination?


  18. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 12:20 pm:

    –Who believe Ives is GovJunk front to district the whack jobs and let him cruise to renomination?–

    If that’s the case, Proft and Ives are in on the scam with Rauner, too?

    Sounds complicated. Those three would be challenged by the proverbial one-car funeral.


  19. - Honeybadger - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 12:30 pm:

    Wordslinger not complicated at all. In fact I think it’s very real I think the possibility is there that Proft and Ives are doing this just to make rauner look moderate


  20. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 1:49 pm:

    Doesn’t matter.
    Supporting Rauner is a no-win for ILGOP.
    You don’t support a guy who fails to protect taxpayers or the unborn.


  21. - @MisterJayEm - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 2:45 pm:

    “Proft and Ives are doing this just to make Rauner look moderate”

    But Occam’s Razor suggests that it’s simply motivated by Ego and Wrath.

    – MrJM


  22. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 3:51 pm:

    ILGOP primary is either yes on Ives or yes on Rauner.

    I’m not pro-Rauner.

    Anti-Ives=Pro-Rauner.


  23. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 3:57 pm:

    ===ILGOP primary is either yes on Ives or yes on Rauner.

    I’m not pro-Rauner.

    Anti-Ives=Pro-Rauner.===

    Now Rauner will get a measure where his weakness is within former GOP voters.

    Ives hurts by allowing Rauner the ability to count all the - VanillaMan- voters that pulled a GOP ballot and can redirect and use the Liberal social agevda record vs. the GOP drop off to find a “cost-benefit” where Rauner has lost GOP voters.

    Ives is a colossal mistake. It helps Rauner.


  24. - ste_with_a_v_en - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 5:38 pm:

    ILGOP primary is either yes on Ives or yes on Rauner.

    I’m pro-Rauner.

    Anti-Ives=Pro-Sanity.


  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 5:47 pm:

    === - ste_with_a_v_en - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 5:38 pm

    ILGOP primary is either yes on Ives or yes on Rauner.

    I’m pro-Rauner===

    You’re anti-Illinois.

    Thanks for the heads-up.


  26. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 6:07 pm:

    So, who are voting for OW?
    You can’t have it both ways.


  27. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 6:12 pm:

    ===So, who are voting for…
    You can’t have it both ways.===

    Undervote the Primary.

    Leave Rauner guessing.

    Don’t aid Rauner.

    If Ives is going to run, let her run.


  28. - blue dog dem - Tuesday, Nov 7, 17 @ 6:23 pm:

    Yes on Ives. No on Rauner. No way on Rauner.


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