Speaking at the Kane County Democrats Harry S. Truman Dinner on Sunday, Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin took aim at GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, comparing him to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and arguing that too much is at stake for the future of labor in Illinois if Rauner is the GOP nominee.
“Think of what voters in Wisconsin would have done if they had a make-over on that first race for Scott Walker,” Durbin said.
Democrats successfully forced a recall election (make-over) on Walker in 2012. However, Wisconsin voters reelected Walker by a larger margin than his first election in 2010.
Referring to Rauner as the likely GOP nominee, Durbin told the audience, “We are in for some rough sledding when it comes to the future of the labor movement in Illinois.”
Pat Quinn's running-mate Paul Vallas, 11th District Congressman Bill Foster, and state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs were also in attendance.