Republican Governor Candidate Jeanne Ives spoke to approximately 200 residents at the McHenry VFW.
The host committee for the event included Gary Rabine, Allen Skillicorn, Joe Ptak, Joe Tirio and Craig Wilcox.
Here’s what Ms. Ives had to say:
“Like you, I helped elect Bruce Rauner in 2014.
I sent him down there to right the wrongs.
I sent him down there to be the conservative reform governor that he promised.
I sent him down there to take on the political ruling class.
And instead Bruce Rauner joined them.”
Bruce Rauner’s suggestion was to freeze property taxes.
Freeze property taxes at the highest level?
The aim is not to freeze property taxes at the highest level, it’s to lower property taxes at the highest level.”
“If you are a Republican, this man has betrayed everything that we stand for.
What are you going to do about it?
Are you going to vote that man back in office?
He doesn’t really truly understand us and he does not really respect us.
That’s why it made it easy for him to betray us.”
He proved it by passing other green bills.
He proved it by not taking on public corruption.
He proved it by not asking for a forensic audit on day one of all the agencies to detect any fraud.
He proved it by allowing a NIU president to receive a $600,000 resignation bonus.
There’s plenty of failures that he could have taken on regardless if Speaker Madigan is in the seat.”
“It’s time to take a stand.
I stand on my record.
Bruce Rauner runs from his record; I run to my record.”
“Join us on www.ivesforillinois.com
There is a movement afoot to take out Bruce Rauner and install real leadership and actually put a clear contrast in November between us and them.
And it is us and them, and that’s if you’re a Democrat or Independent.
It is us or them.
You are either going to stand with taxpayers or you’re going to stand for higher taxes, which is all they are selling on the Democrat side.
Don’t stand with them; you must stand with us.
We must take this state back, we can take this state back.
It is leadership and a backbone that will do it.”