The newly-formed anti-Bruce Rauner group — the Republican Fund For Progress & Jobs — put out its first comments today.
The group, headed by Steven Shearer, the former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, said it wants to warn voters about Rauner so the GOP doesn’t have “buyer’s remorse.”
“In a single month Rauner took completely opposite positions on the minimum wage. It is clear to me that Rauner got poll results showing how toxic his position was with the voters. Rauner then concocted a story saying he ‘misspoke’ and was ‘flippant.’ Now it turns out that was big lie because he said the same thing just as forcefully last fall.”
“This is why Republicans who know about Rauner have no doubt he would go down in flames next November were he to win the nomination, but also that Rauner would drag down other Republicans to epic defeat in Illinois,” Shearer said. “This whole episode demonstrates why we formed the Republican Fund for Progress and Jobs–Republicans will have severe buyer’s remorse after the primary if they don’t take a very hard look at Bruce Rauner before they vote.”