Dillard hits back at Rauner; Says Rauner staging ‘hostile takeover’ of GOP

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Ratcheting up the rhetoric in the gubernatorial primary, the campaign of state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, hit back at Bruce Rauner’s contention today that his opponents stood silent while Dems hijacked the GOP primary.

“Rauner’s correct when he says ‘someone’ is hijacking the Republican Party. HE IS,” Dillard Campaign Manager Glenn Hodas responded in a statement. “Rauner is a Democrat in sheep’s clothing. Rauner doesn’t want GOP voters to know that he voted democrat, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to democrats to DEFEAT republican candidates, and is on a first-name basis with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.”

It’s the latest salvo in the GOP primary for governor.

Dillard, Rauner, state Sen. Bill Brady and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford are competing for the March 18 primary nomination.

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