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August 30, 2014, 9:17 pm
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Rauner Calls Out Quinn On Patronage, Term Limits


Republican Bruce Rauner says a lawsuit accusing Governor Pat Quinn of political hiring violations should come as no surprise. 

 

Rauner says Quinn has a long history of political hires and patronage, dating back to his work in the Dan Walker administration in the 1970s.  A Chicago attorney is suing Quinn, saying he improperly reclassified dozens of IDOT jobs so that political hires could be put in those positions.

 

Rauner is also upping the ante in his call for term limits.  He’s already proposed a constitutional amendment that would impose eight-year limits on state lawmakers… and now the GOP nominee for governor is endorsing a separate proposed amendment to put a similar cap on Executive Branch officers. 

 

Rauner says he will serve no more than two terms if elected… and is calling on Governor Pat Quinn to support that term limit proposal, too.

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