Rauner Is Center of GOP Governor Candidate Jabs

By: AP
By: AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has raised millions for the Republican governor's race. That money has allowed him to saturate the airwaves with television ads, but it's also made him the target of his opponents.

That seemed the case Thursday as the three other Republicans unloaded on Rauner during 2014's first joint candidate forum.

State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford jumped on Rauner. They focused on Rauner's flip-flops over Illinois' minimum wage, his fundraising and his daughter's entrance into an elite high school.

Rauner says the forum was a "beat up Bruce" event. But he says it's expected because his message is resonating with voters.

The breakfast forum in suburban Chicago was hosted by the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald and WLS-TV.

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