* Rachel Hinton…
[House Republican Leader Jim Durkin] said “masks are the right thing to do,” and he hopes science “is able to prevail” over politics.
“Everything is politicized — every small thing, every large thing — and, unfortunately, that is the nature of the DNC and the RNC and, sadly, the pandemic has been politicized,” Durkin, who said he wears a mask whenever he’s out in public, said Wednesday. […]
As for whether Trump chooses to wear a mask, Durkin said “that’s a decision for him.”
“I think that’s an issue that, at the end of the day, I’m not sure voters are going to be too distracted with that,” Durkin said. “I’m sure they’ll put their focus on other things because this will come to an end.”
The election will end by November (hopefully), but not the virus.
* Ever the optimist…
Rauner has not made campaign donations in his own name to anyone in Illinois during the current two-year election cycle, state records show.
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said he has spoken with Rauner several times about getting involved. And Durkin still seemed to be holding out hope the venture capitalist might help House GOP candidates.
“He’s aware of what we have at stake,” Durkin said.