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State Week: Rauner *Really* Doesn't Want To Talk About Trump

Trump and Rauner
Trump by Michael Vadon / Flickr, Rauner by Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Gov. Bruce Rauner may be done with the presidential campaign, but the presidential campaign isn’t done with Gov. Rauner.

He’s done all he can to change the subject from talking about Donald Trump, and the publication of a 2011 email in which he disparages half of Chicago public school teachers and principals granted his wish.

Meanwhile, back in Cleveland, are the Trump faithful at odd with Illinois’ Republican Party regulars? And in a long speech that paints a dark vision of America, Trump singles out violence in Chicago.

Brian Mackey hosts with regular panelist Amanda VinickyKent Redfield, a retired political scientist at the University of Illinois Springfield; and Mary Mitchell, columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times.

Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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