Rauner running mate says she'll make decisions 'in his stead'

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Bruce Rauner’s running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti tells Hola America TV that if Rauner is elected, the two will work as a team and she will “make decisions in his stead,” when necessary.

Sanguinetti made the remarks when asked what her role will be as lieutenant governor she and Rauner — running as Republicans — prevail in November.

“That’s an incredible question and you’ll probably get a trillion answers because it depends on the governor. It’s up to the governor to give us a role,” she says on the video. “So with Bruce Rauner, we’re going to work as a team. So wherever he’s not, I will be able to make decisions in his stead. It’s a great deal for the taxpayer because we’ll both be working hand in hand with one another.”

Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf interpreted here remarks this way:

“What Evelyn meant is that she and Bruce will be totally in sync that she could walk into any meeting and clearly represent his views on any given issue,” Schrimpf said.

This is the first gubernatorial race where candidates chose their running mates for lieutenant governor. Democrat Pat Quinn is running with former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas.

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