April 18, 2018

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Flashback: Rauner Turned His Back on Protecting Families

Just over a month ago, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a bipartisan bill that had a chance to “strike a strong blow against gun violence.” The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board eviscerated Rauner’s veto and noted he “has done little about gun violence.” The paper continued:

“Should Rauner prevail in this primary election, we’ll be sure to remind everybody of this veto in the fall, when he’ll be courting more moderate voters.”

Rauner needs moderate votes to win his election, but right now he’s having a hard time getting conservative voters to trust him again. Chicago Tribune’s John Kass recently wrote that Rauner’s rampant lies may make reconciliation impossible. In fact, all Rauner’s done since the election is lie about his outreach to state Representative Jeanne Ives.

“Bruce Rauner sent voters a strong message where his priorities lay when he vetoed a needed gun violence prevention bill,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “Illinois voters of all parties have already expressed their displeasure with Rauner’s failed leadership– now he’s turning off the voters he needs by refusing to protect them.”