Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ives of March: It’s Primary Day in Illinois

Breana Noble March 20, 2018

Meet the Republican challenger to wayward Illinois incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner. Illinois voters take to the polls on Tuesday to elect the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor. Although incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, is seeking re-election, he is facing stiff competition from within his own party. She comes in the shape of Jeanne Ives, a three-term state representative from Wheaton. Despite jumping into the race only five months ago, Ives has drawn attention from the right wing of the GOP for her socially conservative beliefs, bleeding out the millions Rauner has raised for the campaign.

“Rauner has been a complete failure,” Ives recently told The American Spectator. “I’d do everything differently. I know my policy. I would build my coalitions. I would not give up making arguments to the people that influence the decision.” In the most recent poll released at the end of February by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ives was down 20 points to Rauner…Illinois’ economy is in disrepair………The worst affront for many Illinois conservatives, however, came in September. Rauner signed into law House Bill 40, which allows taxpayer dollars to fund abortions…………. “He lied to us,” Ives said. “That’s a major character flaw from someone who is supposed to be on our side of the aisle. ”…......[Rauner supports] Illinois as a sanctuary state and the “junk science on transgender issues.” ............

“The liberal progressive agenda on social ideas is alive and well in the state of Illinois, but they’ve done just about everything they can do at this point,” she said……………It is a change-out-the-politicians election, a change-out the people that have been lying to them for decades.”…….To Read More….

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