Republican candidates and officials kept up their relentless attacks on the unpopular Madigan and their efforts to link Pritzker to him in the minds of voters. Darlene Senger, the Republican candidate for comptroller, said Republicans were robbed of the comptroller’s office. She said Comptroller Susana Mendoza is a “Madigan mouthpiece.”
She also said Madigan, the head of the state Democratic Party has been weakened by accusations of misconduct leveled against some of his associates.
“That fortress Madigan built is cracking and I’m going to kick the hell out of it,” she said.
Rauner still faces criticism from social conservatives for signing House Bill 40, which expands public funding of abortions in the state.
Senger, who said she opposes the law, said voters will have to examine the alternatives to Rauner. Asked by a reporter if that made Rauner essentially the lesser of two evils, Senger said, “That’s pretty much what it is. What choice do you have?”
Oh my. And she was so close to getting some Raunerbucks with that Madigan rhetoric.