* Quincy Herald-Whig…
“This guy Pritzker, he’s Madigan’s handpicked candidate,” Rauner said. “I know this guy. He’s done a lot of bad stuff. And I am going to blow him up and take him down in November. You watch.”
Rauner expressed confidence not only in his ability to win re-election but to see Republicans statewide capture enough House seats to gain a Republican majority and overthrow Madigan, whom Rauner characterized as “a unified force of bad, of evil” for the Democrats who control the General Assembly.
“We are going to blow the Democrats away, turning out the vote and taking Madigan and his corrupt machine down in November and putting a better future for our children and our grandchildren,” Rauner said.
“We’ve got an incredible opportunity. This is the chance of a lifetime. This election will determine the future of the state,” he said. “What’s at stake in November? Control of the (electoral) map. Control of the redistricting after the 2020 census. We have got to hold the governorship to have a voice against Madigan in the remap.”
“We are going to blow the Democrats away.” And then, “We have got to hold the governorship to have a voice against Madigan in the remap.”
That’s kinda contradictory, isn’t it? If he’s saying he’ll take away Madigan’s majority, then why bother saying seconds later that he needs to be reelected to fight Madigan’s new map?