Illinois Democrats are working hard to promote awareness of the Republican presidential nominee. Donald Trump polls far behind Hillary Clinton in Illinois. Many local Republicans are keeping their distance, but Democrats want to push them back together.
At a Democratic meeting today in Springfield, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos linked Trump’s rhetoric with that of Governor Bruce Rauner.
“Rauner’s trying to drive that wedge between Chicago and downstate Illinois... at the same time that Trump is trying to drive that wedge by talking about racism, about hatred, and about religious bigotry."
Republicans are spending millions of dollars in an attempt to flip seats in the Illinois House and Senate. Democrats are counting on Trump’s unpopularity to help them hold off that effort.