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- “Failing schools fail our children,” Bruce Rauner says.
In a stunning development, the Bruce Rauner Exploratory Committee has concluded its explorations by deciding that Rauner should, in fact, run for governor in next year’s Republican primary.
Rauner, who says he’s not one of those typical politicians, made the announcement in a slick video on his website, produced with some of the $1.5 million his exploratory committee has collected. “I could ride a horse at six, milk a cow at eight, fire a rifle at ten,” Rauner says in the video.
I expected him to add that he would then eat at noon and nap at two, but instead he went on to say that he “started out flippin’ burgers and parkin’ cars.” It was but a short step to venture capitalism, where Rauner made a fortune. Now he’s pledging to donate $50 million of it to his campaign, because he knows how “to turn this state around.”
“Typical politics is not the answer,” Rauner explains in the video. “Lobbyists run the government for special interests. Powerful union bosses and trial lawyers own the Democratic Party, and a large part of the Republican Party too.”