CHICAGO - Illinois Teamsters are receiving an anti-Rauner mail piece warning them about "billionaire insider" Bruce Rauner. "He's bad for Illinois families," the mailer says, because he wants to make Illinois another "right-to-work" state.
The Rauner campaign responded to the coordinated union attack, sending out a press release citing a Chicago Tribune editorial.
"...The status quo has heard all about Mr. Shake Up Springfield. The status quo is not amused. The status quo does not wish to be shaken. The status quo is stirred.
...Hence the unusual involvement of those unions, historically a loyal Democratic constituency, in ... the Republican race for governor.
...In his TV ads, Mr. Shake Up Springfield has told all of us plenty about what he would do to rescue the sorry state of this state. That is, he's told us what he wants for Illinois: more jobs, less spending, better schools, solvent public finances.
Then we see the TV ads attacking Mr. SUS and we wonder: The people and the organizations who defend the status quo — they want what for Illinois?"
We'll all know next Tuesday evening which argument will win.