The Illinois primary is tomorrow and I repeat my endorsement of Jeanne Ives for Governor. Go here to read my endorsement. Governor Bruce Rauner is a Republican in name only and has richly earned the title that The National Review has bestowed upon him: worst Republican governor in the nation.
She came heart-breakingly close: 48.5-51.5. An impressive performance against an incumbent governor, and after being outspent ten to one and starting a campaign four months ago with almost zero name recognition. I think we will hear more in the future from Jeanne Ives.
Now it is Billionaire Governor against the World’s Dumbest Billionaire. Rauner is considered dead meat according to the conventional wisdom. I wouldn’t be so sure. Although I will sit this one out, plenty of Illinoisans will not want to put the Democrats back in complete control, Pritzker is an idiot given to perpetually placing both feet in his mouth and Rauner is as ruthless as he is amoral. Of course, no matter which of these rich Crassus wanna-bes win, Illinois, as always, will lose.