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Healthy Dem-GOP tension of 1977-2003 hasn't caught on in the era of Bruce Rauner vs. Mike Madigan

Dec 17, 2015

Bruce Rauner, Mike Madigan want surrender, not compromise

In October 2010, I wrote what may go down as the most back-handed candidate endorsement in the history of my former employer, The State Journal-Register. I can sum it up neatly with just the first and last paragraphs:

If we have learned anything from the past eight years, it is this: Illinois Democrats don’t work well together…

That’s why today we endorse Republican state Sen. Bill Brady for governor. In fact, it’s the only reason we endorse Brady.

…Brady has given us no indication that he understands the scale of this state’s financial…

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