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7:08 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Some GOP candidates for gov. attack Rauner through the media

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.
Credit BruceRauner.com
Republican candidates for Illinois governor are criticizing Bruce Rauner the best way they can afford to -- through the media. IPR'S Tony Arnold reports.

State Senator Bill Brady held a press conference Sunday to criticize Bruce Rauner for a variety of reasons. From Rauner’s multiple stances on the minimum wage…To his private equity firm’s ties to a convicted politician...To Rauner’s alleged influence used to get his child into an exclusive Chicago school.

"It is about the character of a candidate who would use their influence to put themselves in front of somebody else."

For his part, Rauner says that convicted politician’s contract was terminated before his problems came to light. 

Meantime, State Senator Kirk Dillard has put out statements to the media, accusing Rauner of buying Republican organizers’ support. Both Brady and Dillard have reported relatively small amounts of money raised. 

Rauner reported just last week raising close to 400-thousand dollars. And he gave his own campaign one million.

Treasurer Dan Rutherford is also running for the Republican nomination for governor.