Rauner Renews Promise to Shake Up Springfield During Brief Effingham Stop

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Published on August 19 2014 9:57 pm
Last Updated on August 19 2014 9:57 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is criss crossing the state on a bus tour he calls the "Shake Up Express" and made a brief stop in Effingham Tuesday night.

Rauner said he thinks the race between him and incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn could be extremely close, a matter of a few thousand votes, so urged the party faithful gathered at the First National Bank of Dieterich headquarters to redouble their efforts to share his message and get out the vote.

Rauner's four-pronged message is: lower taxes, more jobs, better schools and term limits for elected officials. On the last issue, Rauner is pushing for a constitutional amendment to appear on the Illnois ballot in November requiring term limits. An appellate court is considering the matter and the Illinois Supreme Court could also consider the measure this week with the deadline looming large to get such questions on the ballot.

The "Shake Up Express" is traveling as far north as Galena and was as far south as Vienna earlier this week in an effort to let the candidate share his message.

Rauner currently leads in the polls, but he reminded those gathered that the only poll that matters is the one delivered by voters on Election Day.