As Governor Bruce Rauner denies a campaign reboot, new campaign finance reports show the governor’s political operation has recently spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on voter data and analytics firms including i360, a company owned by billionaires Charles and David Koch, and Applecart, a firm that culls information about voters from church lists and high school yearbooks.
Gov. Rauner’s two-day, ten city re-election campaign tour was greeted by protests this week, as the governor’s political message was countered by Illinoisans frustrated by the lack of a state budget and the political gridlock in Springfield. to a poll released today by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The poll found that 58 percent of voters disapprove of the job Rauner is doing in office while just 36 percent approve.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s statewide political fundraising tour has drawn some uninvited guests: protesters.