For Immediate Release
Is It Rauner’s $17 Billion Lobbyist Who’s in Charge?
“Rather than shaking up Springfield and turning around Illinois, Gov. Rauner has allowed Springfield insiders to shake down Illinois families while he turned away from the fight.”
January 5, 2018 – Gov. Bruce Rauner said last month that’s he’s not in charge. Maybe Nancy Kimme is.
Photo published in the Chicago Tribune on 1.4.17
Since Rauner’s election Kimme, who reportedly worked out of the governor’s office for much of his term, has amassed $17 billion in state contracts for her lobbying clients. (See chart here)
It is widely known in Springfield circles that she trades on her relationship with the Rauners to amass clients for her business.
It seems that wherever there is a lucrative state contract to be had, one finds Nancy Kimme wetting her beak. And so it is the case with the $2 billion deal for a private operator to manage the Illinois Lottery per a Chicago Tribune investigation.
Nancy Kimme is yet another commentary on Gov. Rauner’s abdication of leadership and betrayal of Illinois Republicans.
“Gov. Rauner isn’t in charge so institutional interests in Springfield, the men and women of always, filled the power vacuum left by the governor to line their pockets at taxpayer expense,” said conservative reform GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives. “Rather than shaking up Springfield and turning around Illinois, Gov. Rauner has allowed Springfield insiders to shake down Illinois families while he turned away from the fight.”
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