Governor Rauner touts political outsider status during Rockford stop

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Governor Bruce Rauner (R) celebrated his Republican primary win with a stop in the Forest City on Wednesday.

The governor kicked off a state-wide tour at Slidematic, at 1303 Samuelson Road. There, he spoke about what he calls the importance of fighting corruption and higher taxes in the state.

Rauner wants to show voters he’s a better option than his new opponent, JB Pritzker.

“This election is a choice,” said Rauner. “It’s a fundamental choice between somebody – who’s been a part of the Chicago machine for years, who’s funded the corruption of Blagojevich and Madigan, who’s dodged taxes, who has been part of a system of corruption going back decades – versus Rauner and Sanguinetti. Our team, we’re reformers. We’re outsiders.”

Rauner said he hopes to get support from his former opponent, Jeannie Ives, before the general election this November 6th.

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