CHICAGO - While GOP supporters for gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard say they're concerned that the Democrats will "Bain" GOP candidate Bruce Rauner in the campaign leading up to the November election, being compared to Mitt Romney isn't relevant, Rauner says.
“I am a very different person from Mitt Romney,” Rauner told Sun-Times' Natasha Korecki. “I drink beer. I smoke a cigar. I use a gun. I ride a Harley. My grandparents lived in a double-wide trailer. I’m a salesman. He’s an analyst.”
It’s clear he’s thought about this.
“I get a crowd going to a standing ovation. I never saw him do that,” Rauner said.
Rauner admits that he expects opponents to attack him, his family and his businesses if he's the GOP candidate that emerges on March 18th, but he's not really that concerned about it.
“My family’s going to get dragged through the mud. I’m going to get dragged through the mud. My businesses are going to get dragged through the mud. It’s going to cost me millions of dollars. So you could question my sanity, that’s legitimate. But you know what? If I don’t do it, I don’t see anybody who is.”
The rest is in the Sun Times.