Politifact: Rauner Lied About Kirkpatrick Lawsuit At Tribune Ed Board

“Rauner Is Being Disingenuous And Obtuse”

Chicago, IL – Following a brutal showdown with his primary opponent at the Chicago Tribune, Politifact almost immediately released a stinging rebuke of Rauner’s inaccurate claims about his pending lawsuit with Kip Kirkpatrick. Politifact says:
He has claimed from his first days as governor that he would have no involvement in managing an investment portfolio worth hundreds of millions of dollars to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. Kirkpatrick’s lawsuit contends Rauner violated that pledge. In defending himself, Rauner has appeared evasive and is now attempting to parse the difference between personal involvement with an investment and personal involvement with a contract dispute stemming from an investment.

“Despite repeated vows to the contrary, Bruce Rauner was caught conducting business while governor, and he continues to lie to cover it up,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “This failed governor broke the trust of the people, exposed himself to conflicts of interest, and refuses to come clean to Illinois families.”


Michael Berger