Rauner also took time to address Ives’ claim that Rauner signed legislation to make Illinois a “sanctuary state.” He said law enforcement in fact asked him last summer to sign the Trust Act, which stops police from arresting residents based solely on their immigration status, because they feared Democrats would pass something more restrictive in its place.
The attack was a centerpiece of Ives’ campaign for governor, which came within three percentage points of defeating the better-funded and incumbent Rauner.
“I am passionately against sanctuary states and against illegal immigration,” he said Wednesday.
* Illinois Review…
Upset that the only choice Republicans in the 3rd CD have on the November ballot is a known Nazi sympathizer, a group of Cook County GOP members of the Jewish faith called on Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison to step down in a letter sent to Cook County GOP committeemen
* SJ-R editorial…
Thumbs Down: To Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Rep. Jeanne Ives for not contacting each other since Election Day.
It’s been more than three weeks since the two battled it out on the ballot for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The two still haven’t talked. Frankly, the person who loses usually calls to concede the race. It seems clear Ives isn’t interested in doing that. Rauner also hasn’t shown any desire to mend fences.
No one expects these two to be buddies. But even Little League players shake hands and say “good game” after the innings have all been played. The two primary opponents need to talk and put this in the past.
* The electronic Twitter machine…
*** UPDATE 1 *** With a hat tip to a commenter, somebody has a new website called LyingIves.com. The site was created on January 29th, but it appears to have been udpdated since the primary ended…
Ives has a long history of truth distorting and contempt for those she disagrees with.
Her colleagues call her abrasive and stubborn.
She’s only passed five inconsequential bills in the General Assembly.
She ran one of the most negative campaigns in Illinois history
Now she demands the Republican Party cater to her whims.
We are better than this.
There is no “paid for” disclosure on the site that I could find, but whoever is running it says: “This site is dedicated to exposing her lies till she leaves office.”
*** UPDATE 2 *** This was a good idea. He needs to start flipping public perception on Ives. She’s the one, after all, who never conceded to him…
*** UPDATE 3 *** Greg Hinz…
Rauner, in an interview I had with him today on another subject, confirmed that he and Ives did indeed have a brief meeting yesterday.
“We spoke last night. I saw her at (Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery),” Rauner told me. “I went over to shake hands, and we promised to get together soon.”
Attempting to confirm.
*** UPDATE 3 *** From Rep. Ives’ spokesperson…
She was there for dinner with representatives from the Greater O’Hare Association and Tom Morrison.
Rauner walked through the restaurant.
There was a perfunctory greeting, and no further discussion. No such plans were made or suggested