Rauner touts business endorsement in Batavia

  • Bruce Rauner stopped Friday at FlagSource in Batavia to announce his endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Business.

      Bruce Rauner stopped Friday at FlagSource in Batavia to announce his endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Business. Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 9/12/2014 6:29 PM

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announced he has the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a large group representing small businesses, on Friday in Batavia.

The Winnetka businessman has tried to tout his private-sector successes in his campaign against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who has won big endorsements from the Illinois labor community, including the two biggest teachers unions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Bruce's business savvy and entrepreneurial instincts will help move Illinois' economy in the right direction," the group's Illinois state director, Kim Maisch, said.

Quinn has tried to question Rauner's wealth during the campaign and pushed him to release more information about his personal finances via tax returns.

"Billionaire Bruce Rauner's refusal to be transparent with voters about his multitude of tax dodge strategies suggests there is something he doesn't want them to know hidden within his finances," Quinn spokeswoman Izabela Miltko said.

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