Governor Bruce Rauner says the Republican party is disavowing two people on the November ballot (WJBC)
By Dave Dahl
SPRINGFIELD– Holocaust denier Art Jones and 9/11 and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Bill Fawell are Republican challengers to Democratic incumbents in Congress. The governor says you have Democrats to thank for that.
“If a district is rigged, it’s hard to get them to recruit,” Rauner told reporters at a news conference following a bill-signing in his Springfield office Thursday. “I believe in the last couple of election cycles, in a significant majority of the general election races, there was no opponent. When that happens, that creates a vacuum, and that allows nut cases or despicable people like Nazis to sneak in, because there is nobody looking at it, nobody working on it, nobody running for the position. That’s the biggest problem. We’ve got to stop the gerrymandering.”
Jones opposes U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) in the 6th District. Fawell opposes U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) in the 17th District.
On another topic, Rauner says he wants the next attorney general, whom he hopes is Republican, to prosecute House Speaker Mike Madigan. Exactly how his dominance of Illinois’ political landscape is a crime, Rauner could not say.