Madigan-financed smears against reform lawmakers are hitting mailboxes and airwaves. But even though they lack truth and substance, will they influence voters with just a few weeks to go before election day? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Brian Timpone discuss how these attacks are being funded, what their aim is and how conservative reformers can fight back. Proft and Timpone also discuss the new discrimination allegations against gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker.
Why is IL Conservative Party candidate for governor, State Sen. Sam McCann, sending out mailers attacking conservative legislators? Is McCann doing Madigan’s bidding trying to take out suburban Republicans? Does he want another Madigan supermajority? Does he still have a path to victory? Candidate for governor, Sam McCann joins Dan and Amy to discuss.
State Sen. Sam McCann, Conservative Party gubernatorial candidate, had some strong words for Gov. Rauner including calling him a failed governor and liar. How is it that Rauner claims he is a Madigan plant? Would he be in the race if weren't for Rauner’s social agenda? How much money has he spent on his race? What are his opinions on the Janus decision? Sen. McCann joins Dan and Amy to discuss the IL gubernatorial debate.
Does State Sen. Sam McCann have a real shot in the governor’s race against the billionaires? Has Madigan and his machine gotten more accomplished under Rauner than any other Democratic governor in the past? What about the rumors that McCann is supported by the unions and a Madigan plant to pull voters from Rauner? "Conservative Party" candidate for governor State Sen. Sam McCann joins Dan and Amy to discuss.
With an unpopular candidate, Republicans are already limping into the general election for governor in November. But with a giant fundraising gap between the GOP and Democrats – as well as now the entrance of a third-party candidate – the challenge is becoming that much tougher for the Rauner Party. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Brian Timpone discuss the large disadvantage Republicans find themselves in, and how the party only has itself to blame. They also get expert analysis from Wirepoints' Ted Dabrowski on the financial crisis in Harvey.