Rauner Responds to Ives The Only Way He Knows How: With Lies.

This ad is consistent with Rauner’s character. He is an unrepentant liar. If he’ll lie to Cardinal Cupich, he’ll lie to anyone about anything. And in his three years as Governor, he has lied to everyone about everything.

February 6, 2018 – At the Tribune editorial board meeting, Governor Rauner bragged about playing golf with Madigan and knowing him very well.

As Governor, it’s been more like Rauner caddying for Madigan.

It was Rauner who abdicated during last year’s budget debate, and let 15 House Republicans pass Madigan’s tax hike.

In fact, Ives has actually taken on Madigan and won as she did in preventing a Chicago teachers pension holiday backed by CPS and Madigan that would’ve skipped three years of pension payments.

This ad is consistent with Rauner’s character. He is an unrepentant liar. If he’ll lie to Cardinal Cupich, he’ll lie to anyone about anything. And in his three years as Governor, he has lied to everyone about everything.

As State Representative and House Republican Floor Leader Peter Breen (R-Lombard) said after the last of Rauner’s many betrayals, HB 40, “Rauner’s promises were just flat out lies.”

As Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) said, “Rauner has been completely ineffective – other than the TV ads and press releases he hides behind – in attempting to actually pass something. He could be the most ineffective politician in the country.”

Ives expects Rauner to lie about her and to lie to Illinois families. That’s just what he does. And so it begins.