Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he “repudiates” Bill Cellini and wants nothing to do with the disgraced former GOP powerbroker.
Rauner initially dodged questions about Cellini, who was in attendance at an event in Springfield this week where Rauner spoke to local Republicans. Cellini said he found Rauner “impressive.”
Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign accused Rauner of trying to cozy up to Cellini, who recently got out of prison on corruption charges.
Rauner’s campaign responded with harsh words about Cellini… and harsher words about Quinn, who was Rod Blagojevich’s running mate in 2002 and 2006.