Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
-- Bob Dylan

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Will the Rahm/Rauner axis pave billionaire's path to the governor's mansion?

Billionaire Republican charter school patron, Bruce Rauner brought Josh Edelman and Stand For Children to Chicago. He bankrolled many of the Democratic Party politicians who in turn, voted for and passed anti-union legislation in Illinois. He also made Mayor Rahm Emanuel a multi-millionaire and poured millions into Rahm's campaign war chest. Now it's time for the Chicago machine to reciprocate and help make Rauner the next governor of Illinois.
Jonah Edelman, chair of Oregon-based Stand for Children, gave a very frank blow-by-blow of how he got the education reform legislation passed in Springfield this year and he said he was recruited to Illinois by Rauner

When Emanuel left the Clinton White House to become an investment banker in the ’90s, one of the big deals he helped put together was Rauner’s firm’s purchase of SecurityLink from SBC Ameritech, where Emanuel’s successor as White House chief of staff, William Daley, would later become company president. -- Sun-Times

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