Bruce Rauner, Before He Was A Candidate (Author Interview)
Though Gov. Pat Quinn remains largely private about his personal life, he has been in the public eye for decades -- there were unsuccessful bids for treasurer, Secretary of State and the U.S. Senate, as well as successful ones for Illinois Treasurer, Lieutenant Governor and, most recently, for Governor.
But this is Republican nominee for governor Bruce Rauner's first time running for office. That has reporters like Chicago Magazine's political blogger Carol Felsenthaltrying to learn more about him. Amanda Vinicky spoke with Felsenthal about her recent profile of Rauner, called "Will the Real Bruce Rauner Please Stand Up."
-what people who sat on charity board with Rauner have to say about him
-Felsenthal's perspective on how much -- if at all -- a candidate's personal life should be part of a race
-her decisions about how much information gleaned about a politician's personal life to make public (or not)
-what is (or is not) widely known about Gov. Quinn's private life
-what trait Rauner shares with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich