Rauner Revs Up For A Second Term

Oct 23, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner has made his long-awaited announcement that he is seeking re-election. The first term Republican issued a video Monday morning that features him riding his motorcycle through Illinois. It focuses on the agenda he has pushed since taking office, including property tax relief.     

Governor Bruce Rauner in his campaign announcement video
Credit Bruce Rauner/YouTube

In the video, he talks about battles waged with the General Assembly, adding that that he has won some and lost some, but “chooses to fight.”

Rauner's announcement was anticipated, and most observers expected he would run again, having already donated $50 million to his own campaign.