SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) has some harsh words for Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“Rauner has failed as a leader, both as governor and head of the Illinois Republican Party,” Skillicorn said, according to a press release. “His list of failures as Governor include owning the massive 32% tax hike, which from my perspective, he didn’t raise a finger to stop and contained not a single reform; over $30 Million that will be spent on Medicaid abortions; a backlog of bills that grew to and continues to be over $16B; lack of a budget for two years that forced us to spend billions more than we had; and making Illinois a sanctuary state, just like Chicago is a sanctuary city.”
Skillicorn said that keeping Rauner as the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate would be a mistake.
“As the leader of the Republican Party, he’s divided it–we can’t even find candidates,” he said. “Rauner’s GOP couldn’t field candidates for Treasurer or Comptroller–Republicans used to hold those offices. If he is successful in winning the primary, Illinois Republicans will be decimated come November 2018.”
Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.