JOURNAL-REGISTER: Ives joins governor’s race, says Rauner has ‘betrayed our party’

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The State Journal-Register is reporting, “State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, filed petitions Monday to get on the March 20 primary ballot, taking on Gov. Bruce Rauner, who she believes hasn’t upheld GOP principles.

“We’re just fired up,” Ives told reporters outside the State Board of Elections on the last day of filing for the primary. “Our base is energized.”

She said Rauner has “betrayed our party. And you know what? You cannot buy back trust after a betrayal.”

Monday ended the filing period for the primary. Rauner’s petitions were filed a week earlier, and as of the close of filing, there were seven Democratic candidates for governor. That number could be reduced if petitions submitted by some of them are found to be lacking…”

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