Greg Hinz is reporting that Lance Trover, a top aide to U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, will be joining the Bruce Rauner campaign as it continues to grapple with questions about his position on the minimum wage and right-to-work, as well as his relationship with Stuart Levine and his use of clout to get his daughter into a prestigious school.
Trover told Hinz his "leave of absence" to work for Mr. Rauner is not an indication of where Sen. Kirk stands. "The senator has made it clear he's not endorsing" in the race among Mr. Rauner, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, he said.
That said, Kirk's decision to allow Trover to work for Rauner will be taken by some as "a wink by the senator as to his true gubernatorial preference."