|GOP Rauner for Ill. Gov. Runs Democrat Party Super PAC|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Jan 8, 2014, 10:44 PM|
Talk about politics making strange bedfellows, billionaire equity investor, Bruce Rauner, is running for governor of Illinois as a so-called Republican candidate, but he's donated millions of dollars to Chicago Democrat Party bosses, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Nevertheless, the Cook County Republican Party has recently endorsed him for the GOP nomination.
The Chicago Tribune reports that, "In one of the most comprehensive campaign criticisms leveled in the early Republican primary season for governor, the running mate of state Sen. Kirk Dillard assailed rival Bruce Rauner's wealth and connections and questioned whether he was a "true Republican."
Dillard is quoted as saying that, "I don't think Bruce is a true Republican candidate. I think that his close associations with Democrats and (Chicago) Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic candidates nationally and statewide prove otherwise."
According to the Chicago Tribune, "Rauner, an equity investor, has a close relationship with Emanuel and helped the mayor get into the financial equity business prior to Emanuel's election to public office. Rauner's name also has been linked to donations to several Democrats in the past, though Rauner has said many actually came from his wife, Diana. He also voted in the 2006 Democratic primary, backing Forrest Claypool's failed bid for Cook County Board president."
Many middle class Illinois Republican voters outside of Chicago have expressed concerns that billionaire Bruce Rauner is "out of touch" with their Midwestern family values.
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