News

Christie Pledges More Money to Rauner Campaign

Christie Pledges More Money to Rauner Campaign

Photo: Newsradio WTAX/fairfield citizen online

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to fight for Republican Bruce Rauner in what he called one of the most important governor’s races nationwide.

Christie and Rauner stopped at a Portillo’s restaurant downtown Chicago on Friday before heading to an evening fundraiser.

Christie is chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He says the organization is giving another $2.5 million to Rauner’s campaign against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Christie says that’s “just another down payment on what we’re going to do.”

The RGA already has given Rauner $1.5 million.

Quinn and other Democrats criticized Christie and Rauner for opposing gun-safety legislation including a ban on assault-style weapons.

Christie and Rauner say they support “common-sense” legislation. They accused Quinn of trying to distract from his record on reducing violence.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Three Charged With Embezzling County Funds

gavel2

Three former Wiliamson County employees charged with embezzling more than $80,000

in Election 2014, Local

A New Executive Director: Illinois State Board of Elections

voting booth

The upcoming Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections states his views on Illinois elections.

in Local

University Receives Grant To Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus

dickdurbin1

Senator Dick Durbin announces a grant to Nortwestern University to prevent sexual assaults on campus.

in Local

Member of Jesse White Tumblers Shot

Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.

in Local

Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

dickdurbin1

Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.