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GOP Challenger Jeanne Ives Reacts to Rauner's State of the State


Republican Governor Bruce Rauner likely considered the upcoming election while crafting the state of the state address he gave Wednesday. There's a host of Democratic candidates vying to unseat him - and a single Republican who says she wants to get him out the way during the primary this March. 

GOP candidate for governor, State Representative Jeanne Ives, from Wheaton, says the governor patted himself on the back for accomplishments he shouldn't be taking credit for. She says for instance, the legislation he signed to fund schools was a "bail-out for Chicago Public Schools."

She also didn't find his remarks about addressing sexual harassment impressive.

"The idea that he's now coming forward with some executive order on the sexual harassment issues in the state of Illinois, when that legislative inspector general position was left empty his entire term is just preposterous."

Ives says she heard no specifics outlined during the state of the state address that would help put Illinois on a path to fiscal solvency.

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