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Rauner Hits Back at Pritzker for Misleading Ad

Rauner will introduce Pence at an event in Chicago.

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July 12, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) “campaign Wednesday responded to a new attack ad from” venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker (D), “labeling it ‘dishonest and shameful’ for contending the wealthy governor made money from President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy that separated children from their families at the border.”

“Rauner’s campaign noted that the governor late last month called for an end to Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy that labeled migrants entering the country as a criminal rather than civil matter. … The ad also asserts Rauner profited from the firm Correct Care Solutions. The firm is being used to provide health care at some federal Department of Homeland Security migrant detention centers. Rauner previously was a partner in the equity investment firm GTCR and has said his current investments have been delegated to a power of attorney. … Rauner left GTCR in 2012, his campaign said, and the equity firm didn’t invest in Correct Care Solutions until 2014.” (Chicago Tribune)

PENCE POPS IN. “Vice President Mike Pence hits Chicago on Friday to raise money for Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., facing a tough re-election race, and to tout President Donald Trump’s tax policies at an event, the Sun-Times has learned, where he will be introduced by GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner. Usually a Republican governor introducing a Republican Vice President wouldn’t be worthy of highlighting in the first paragraph. In this case it is, because Rauner has gone to some effort – until lately – to distance himself from President Donald Trump. What’s changed? Rauner needs to repair relations with the Republican base in Illinois as he battles J.B. Pritzker.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

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