Rauner Continues To Herald Himself A Springfield Outsider

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Seth Perlman/AP, file
bruce rauner
Seth Perlman/AP, file

Rauner Continues To Herald Himself A Springfield Outsider

As more Democrats announce they’re running for Illinois governor, incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner continues to herald himself a Springfield outsider. At a town hall event on Monday his message was that the General Assembly is the one blocking progress in the state. He accused Democratic lawmakers of working toward a government shutdown. House Speaker Michael Madigan has repeatedly said that Illinois has always had a budget until Rauner became governor.