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Illinois Channel interviews GOP lawmaker Jeanne Ives about possible gubernatorial run

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UPDATE: Apparently, Ives has picked former State Rep. Rich Morthland as her LG. The petitions are now online. Radio talk show host and Illinois Opportunity Project head Dan Proft's Prairie State Wire exclusively revealed the petitions Saturday morning. 

SPRINGFIELD – Who is State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton)? Why is her name in a buzz about challenging Republican Governor Bruce Rauner in next March's IL GOP Primary? 

Illinois Channel's Terry Martin offers this first in-depth interview from a non-Rauner funded news source that provides a one on one insight into Ives' thinking about the need for a viable conservative candidate in 2018. 

While reports say she's out fundraising to reach a $1 million goal to launch the campaign, she's also picking her running mate as Illinois law requires gubernatorial candidates to run as a team with their lieutenants.

UPDATE: The Ives petitions are now online and her running mate is former State Rep. Rich Morthland. Before today, we were hearing the top two choices for her LG are Quincy state rep Randy Frese and Chicago businessman and the city's GOP Chairman Chris Cleveland.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe so – but rather than just blather on about Rauner’s outrages, she is showing the courage to do something about it.
    At the very least she’ll be taking the conservative critique of RINO Rauner to a large statewide audience and very likely ensure that next time, it will have to be the Democrat Gov. to enact the Planned Parenthood and La Raza agendas.

  2. CLOWN SHOW Jeanne Ives is the BILL DODGE in this race.
    Just like RINO Bill Dodge came in third against JBT & William Kelly, Jeanne Ives will come in Third after OUR GOVERNOR Rauner & William Kelly.

  3. Jeanne Ives will smoke Rauner in the Republican Primary. The Pro-Abortion Pro-Sanctuary-State RINO Billionaire Bruce Rauner should be running in the DEMOCRATIC Primary, that’s where his real “values” lie…

  4. When I last looked, Bruce Rauner had over $63,000,000 in cash on hand. Jeanne Ives, on the other hand, has a little less than $24,000 in cash on hand. That, and the fact she not as pure as fresh snow. There is stuff out there, staring with the fact she comes from famously nasty rats nest of Milton township mtrcc org. Google Milton township corruption and see what’s there. Also since Jeanne is known to have a very thin skin she will go berzerk when the she gets the full court press by the Rauner campaign and willvopen her mouth and say something stupid. These are just a few of the many flaws Jeanne has the will derail her run for governor.

  5. Ok Dan (the Cicero man) Profit Koolaid drinker, consider the following Chicken Excrement fact… see this and read thoroughly…
    http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/07/whats-the-matter-with-milton-township-part-ii.html
    Note this link..
    http://forthegoodofillinoispac.com/wp-content/uploads/Nextel-bill-2-27-12-color-coded-final.pdf
    Consider this, Dan (Cicero Man) has been sleazing around in the 42nd and bullying potential Republican candidates not to run for the “open” 42nd seat, in order for Jeanne to have a landing spot should she punk out of the Governor’s race, this is sleazy and lacks confidence and commitment.
    Finally, there is Many “true platform Republicans” who really know Jeanne here in the 42nd, and know she, at best, has been an ineffectual legislator downstate, and has not done anything except a lot of Talk. Note, She only won in her First election, in a 4 way race with far less than 50% of the vote and in fact only won by 680 votes.
    In other words, there are many Platform Republicans who consider Jeanne not fit to the office. See the facts and don’t drink the Koolaid.

  6. Duck duck Goose, you provided NO evidence showing Jeanne Ives is guilty or complicit in any corruption. The fact is she began her political career to do something about the corruption. If you can’t provide FACTS, just shut up!
    Why did your cowardice butt bring up Dan, true platform republicans when I asked you to tell us what corruption she is guilty of in Milton township. Why change the subject like a child trying to hide bad behavior? Like I said Your chicken [email protected] innuendos speak volumes about your character or lack of it.
    You’re Pathetic! When the state legislature is controlled by the corrupt commiecrat party, just how effective do you think any true republican is going to be? You’re a buffoon…..

  7. Duck, duck – there’s a reason why Proft is bullying out anyone from daring to run in the 42nd – it’s because he wants the spot open for Ives or for his girlfriend – Ives assistant and IOP employee – to have that spot.

  8. Duck duck Goose, you provided NO evidence showing Jeanne Ives is guilty or complicit in any corruption. The fact is she began her political career to do something about the corruption. If you can’t provide FACTS, just shut up!