Rauner’s campaign backs away from threat to shut down state government
Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, is a political rookie — and his inexperience as a candidate sometimes is painfully obvious.
Take, for example, THIS SITUATION:
Critics are pouncing on remarks Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor in Illinois, made to supporters earlier this year that a government shutdown was an option to help the state deal with its financial troubles.
Video of his comments picked up steam on Monday as the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which recently threw its support behind Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, circulated the clip, posted to the union’s YouTube page, of Rauner addressing the Tazewell County Republican Party at its Lincoln Day dinner in March…
“We sort of have to do a do-over and shut things down for a little while, that’s what we’re going to do,” Rauner said…
In response to the outcry, Rauner’s campaign said their candidate “has put forth a detailed plan for reviving Illinois, and shutting down state government is not among those plans.”