Rauner Tours Illinois, Denies Campaign Kick-off

(Chicago, IL) — It may look like a campaign jaunt, but Governor Rauner is insisting that his two-day fly-around of the state today to talk about the budget is not the official start of his reelection campaign. In a trip paid for by his campaign fund, Rauner’s first stop was at NOW Foods in Bloomingdale and he has events in northern and western Illinois before ending the day with a rally in Springfield. Rauner tomorrow heads to southern Illinois, Quincy and Champaign. In his remarks in Bloomingdale, Rauner repeated his familiar call for a truly balanced budget, coupled with pro-business reforms.