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Judy Baar Topinka ran in 2006. Is it deja vu for Gov. Bruce Rauner? 0

‘Bruce Rauner is no Judy Baar Topinka’

August 1st, 2017

The son of the late Judy Barr Topinka takes issue with  my Taking Names column last week  in the Chicago Sun-Times comparing the upcoming gubernatorial race to hers in 2006.

The GOP that year was fractured and couldn’t compete against a well-funded Rod Blagojevich.

“Governor (Bruce) Rauner is no Judy Baar Topinka,” U.S. Army vet Joseph Baar Topinka wrote in an email. “Mom had ethics, civility, a sense of good government and love of heritage. She really had no support from the right wing of her party.”

Rauner, who’s hired some far-right employees, seems to be taking that to heart.

Read more in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.



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