Rauner press scrum video: Unplugged at the Illinois State Fair

Written By Dave McKinney Posted: 08/15/2014, 12:57pm

SPRINGFIELD-It’s a rarity for Republican Bruce Rauner to take reporters’ questions in Chicago or Springfield like he did Thursday at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair.

For a little more than six minutes, the Winnetka Republican made clear he has no interest in releasing a full set of his 2013 taxes, dismissed as “political spin and baloney” allegations that he has been trying to buy African-American votes and, in a nod to a pair of criminal indictments last week involving a subsidiary to his former private equity firm, acknowledged there were some without “high integrity” working within his business empire.

Below is the full, unedited Early & Often video of Rauner’s back-and-forth with the state’s political reporters, and check out other video from Republican Day and Governor’s Day at Early & Often’s YouTube page:




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