Sources say Rauner’s allies already KNEW he was planning to sign abortion bill HB40 months ago but didn’t say anything.
Yesterday, Bruce Rauner broke his promise to pro-life voters and signed HB40 into law.
Who knew Rauner was planning to betray his pro-life Republican base on HB40?
Many within the conservative movement and Republican officials knew, including:
Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) – McConchie received $493,567 from Governor Rauner and one of his largest donors, Richard Uihlein through Liberty Principles PAC, run by Dan Proft. McConchie also voted with Rauner to make Illinois a sanctuary state. Despite supporting Rauner, who is pro-abortion, McConchie was formerly with Americans United for Life, a pro-life group.
Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) – McCarter supported Rauner’s campaign for Governor in 2014, Rauner’s pro-abortion views and donations notwithstanding, and received a $10,000 contribution from Bruce Rauner. McCarter also made no public opposition to the Trust Act/Sanctuary State bill after it passed the Illinois state house and senate last May. McCarter says, “I am pro-life with no apologies” – read why .
Michael Lucci, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Rauner – Lucci is the former Vice President of the Illinois Policy Institute, a group that has received millions from Bruce Rauner’s foundation.
Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) – Morrison made outreach to pro-life voters and tried to convince them to support Rauner even though he knew Rauner was a pro-abortion donor.
Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) – A former attorney for the Thomas More Society, a pro-life law firm, Breen was the beneficiary of more than $325,000 from Liberty Principles PAC, courtesy of Rauner’s $2.5 million donation.
Matt Besler, Former Chief Strategic Advisor, Citizens for Rauner and President of the Illinois Opportunity Project – Illinois Opportunity Project is a 501c4 group affiliated with the Illinois Policy Institute
Kristina Rasmussen, Illinois Policy Institute – Chief of Staff, Governor Bruce Rauner and former President and COO of the Illinois Policy Institute. Blame this group for Rauner’s extremist left-wing policies.
John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute – Group that receives millions in contributions from Rauner and his allies. Illinois Policy Institute has still made no public condemnation against Rauner for signing the Trust Act/Sanctuary State legislation. He has been called the “Defacto Governor.”
Governor Rauner has funded or funneled money to Republican officials such as: Rep. Reggie Phillips, Rep. Sara Jimenez, Rep. Terri Bryant, Rep. Alan Skillicorn, Rep. Brandi McGuire, Rep. Avery Bourne, Rep. Brad Hallbrook, Rep. Jeanne Ives, and others.