Earlier today, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner issued a press release to which one of his opponents, Kirk Dillard, has replied. It follows:
Campaign Manager Glenn Hodas:
Rauner is the one trying to hijack the Republican Party
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Dillard-Tracy Campaign Manager Glenn Hodas today issued the following statement in response to Bruce Rauner’s press release: Quinn Allies Attempting to Hijack GOP Primary.
“Rauner’s correct when he says ‘someone’ is hijacking the Republican Party.
“Rauner is a Democrat in sheep’s clothing. Rauner doesn’t want GOP voters to know that he voted Democrat, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats to DEFEAT Republican candidates, and is on a first-name basis with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“And let’s not forget the State Journal-Register story, where Rauner admits giving $300,000 to Ed Rendell, the head of the Democrat National Committee, because Rauner, ‘wanted to have influence with the head of the DNC.’”
“Like a hedge-fund vulture, Bruce Rauner is staging a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.
“Rauner reminds you of an Illinois Gordon Gecko, but with a cheap watch.”