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Rauner on relationship with Uihlein: “Can’t say there is one”

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

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Another wedge came as Rauner decided to sign legislation to expand taxpayer-funded abortion for state workers and low-income women. Around the same time, the governor and Rasmussen parted ways.

It was the abortion legislation that fueled the rise of state Rep. Jeanne Ives as a primary challenger to Rauner.

And now Ives has won the backing of former Rauner donor Dick Uihlein, who’s given her $2.5 million. Uihlein also has been a major donor to the Illinois Policy Institute and the Liberty Justice Center.

Asked Thursday to comment on his relationship with Uihlein, Rauner said he “can’t say there is one.”

“We all make our choices,” he later added.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

13 Comments »
  1. - Norseman - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 9:26 am:

    I feel so bad that this friendship has come on hard times.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 9:28 am:

    ===Asked Thursday to comment on his relationship with Uihlein, Rauner said he “can’t say there is one.”===

    Rich folk are fun.

    No relationship = donate millions to you

    Griffin, Uihlein, Rauner… Tillman.

    “You can say dare was a lotta buffers, Senador, you could say dat.”


  3. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 9:29 am:

    “Governor’s Day” at the state fair is going to be great.


  4. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 9:33 am:

    –“We all make our choices,” he later added.–

    C’mon, man. How many times have you said “this is the business we’ve chosen,” and you whiff here? Get your Hyman Roth on.

    Rauner’s smackdown on Tillman was about the most prepared I’ve ever heard him in taking questions from the press.

    He was ready to go, and wanted to tee off.


  5. - Retired Educator - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 9:37 am:

    THe damage being done to Rauner by Ives, the Quincy Veterans Home, secret spending, and outright stupid comments is massive. He has an approval rating of 26% and going down like a bullet. Rauner is in trouble, and he is to out of touch to understand it. The BTIA are just people who say yes to him to protect their jobs, or maybe he is just so arrogant he won’t listen. Ether way I think the voters have had enough. (Toast)


  6. - Honeybear - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 9:43 am:

    Sniff sniff…….
    Smell like……..
    Perfid


  7. - Honeybear - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 9:55 am:

    Perfid? Man that’s a bad omen for today.

    Perfidy

    But here’s the perfidy which concerns me more
    Media perfidy
    It seems like the media rides him
    But
    Softball questions
    No follow up
    No instant fact/lie checking
    Yet
    They’ll go after Pritzker like there is no tomorrow.
    Rauners vertical integration of media
    Is real
    Active
    A tremendous enabler
    Of perfidy

    Thank you Rich Miller, Journalist
    Last of the frickn Mohicans he isl


  8. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 10:14 am:

    You can tell when Godfather I and II, as well as Goodfellas on Netflix…..the great lines emerge in comments. Tessio was always smarter.


  9. - Annonin' - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 10:28 am:

    Every day comes another hint that GovJunk has flipped out. Very interesting collapse


  10. - @misterjayem - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 11:02 am:

    When the elephants fight, the grass gets hurt.

    Has anyone asked the rank-and-file Republicans how they are fairing in this Battle of the Sugar Daddies?

    – MrJM


  11. - Illinois Native - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 11:10 am:

    Is it possible that now former Rauner donor Dick Uihlein thought that the Rauner position of having no social agenda actually meant that he held an anti abortion position?


  12. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 11:12 am:

    Well, it depends on what the definition of “is” is.


  13. - Albany Park Patriot - Friday, Feb 9, 18 @ 11:13 am:

    Snowflakes.


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