Public sector unions won’t necessarily give their full support and endorsement to Governor Pat Quinn in the general election… but they will definitely mobilize to oppose Republican nominee Bruce Rauner.
The deputy director of the largest state employees’ union, AFSCME Council 31, says Rauner poses a threat to organized labor, retirees, and working class people around Illinois.
But Roberta Lynch says that’s no guarantee that the union will provide financial help or manpower to Quinn’s re-election effort. Meanwhile, Rauner is getting plenty of support, too.
The Republican Governors Association has donated $750,000 to Rauner’s campaign, and the group says it is “all-in” to unseat Quinn this fall.