Illinois Republicans: Get ready for Bruce Rauner

John Kass introduces Bruce Rauner to the Illinois Republicans with his column this morning in the Chicago Tribune.

Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire bull in the quaint Illinois Republican china shop, sat down with me Wednesday morning at a diner on LaSalle Street to talk about politics.

Are you running for governor?

“I am thinking about it,” said Rauner, 57, a Republican who has spent decades working for school reform, has been an adviser to Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and is a target of the Chicago Teachers Union and labor bosses.

“I’m doing some serious evaluation, meeting with people, getting ideas on how to do this. But I make decisions. And I’m going to decide soon.”
My translation? He’s running.

Continue reading at the Chicago Tribune

Bruce Rauner, the retired chairman of the private equity firm GTCR, has been meeting privately with Republican governors and may be considering running for the job in Illinois. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / February 27, 2013)

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