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Governing magazine names Bruce Rauner one of two "struggling" freshman governors

Oct 18, 2015

Bruce Rauner, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts having rough first years so far, says Governing

Locked in a bitter, partisan struggle that has Illinois in the fourth month of its budget year with no budget in place, Gov. Bruce Rauner is one of two new governors in the U.S. categorized as struggling by Governing magazine.

Of the 12 new governors in office this year, only Rauner and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts — whose family owns the Chicago Cubs — earned Governing’s lowest rating.

Arguably, Ricketts could be described as struggling more mightily than Rauner. The Republican Ricketts’ political defeats have come…

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