Today Bruce Rauner named his Lt. Governor choice 35 days after the first day of petitions. You have to wonder why he waited so long to name such an underwhelming choice. I will open a 3 part series today explaining the serious flaws in this candidate, and why it will further cement the fact that this billionaire with deep Democrat ties will not be able to buy a Republican primary victory.
Here is the first big problem. Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti is part of the rump group of liberal and moderate Hispanic “Republicans” who tried unsuccessfully to storm a state convention in Dixon in 2011. Sanguinetti’s political Godfather, Chris Hage, was escorted out of this meeting by the police.
Here is a story about that meeting, and a link to the minutes of it, from Republican News Watch: http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=9513
Hispanic outreach is critical to the growth of our Republican Party. But we must have Hispanic leaders like Winnebago County Board member John Guevara, Rockford State Rep. John Cabello, former State Rep. candidates Liandro Arellano, Jr. and Rafael Rivadeneira, and Grundy County Tea Party leader Ben Ordonez, who all stand for conservative Republican Party platform values, leading the way.
The rump group that Sanguinetti is part of is also led by Chicago’s Angel Garcia. He, like Bruce Rauner, has lots of Democrat ties. Read about him , including his enthusiastic support for awarding legal driving certificates to illegal immigrants right here: http://ilgopchair2013.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/garcia-wrong-choice-to-cure-ill-gop/
Steve Orlando is State Chair of the rump group. He is a political consultant and insurance broker who tried to get elected earlier this year to a Township Trustee position in Will County. Despite running with a slate of Republicans, and getting himself placed at the top of the ballot for an extra boost, he finished 5th and last. This was good news as Orlando has been trying to convince potential clients that he holds the magic elixir for winning elections by turning our Hispanics to vote Republican. It is all just a show. Orlando appointed Sanguinetti to be DuPage County Chairman of his faction of the RNHA of IL. Her choosing to associate with these questionable characters raises serious doubts about her integrity and values.
How close is she with this group? Here is a picture of them all together just last Friday, October 4th, at the Milton Township Republican Oktoberfest Dinner and Straw Poll.
Note that there were 8 adults sitting at this table with Sanguinetti (standing, from left to right, are Hage, Sanguinetti, Garcia, and Orlando). Here are the Final, Official results of the straw poll for Governor as reported by www.gopillinois.com :
110 Senator Kirk Dillard
49 Treasurer Dan Rutherford
7 Bruce Rauner
5 Senator Bill Brady
So, Sanguinetti, in her home Township where she serves on the local City Council, could not even deliver her whole table of friends to vote for Rauner? And she could not convince a single other person in the room to vote for him? The Rauner scheme to take a bite out of the Dillard DuPage vote with this Lite Governor candidate does not look like it will work.
Log in Wednesday afternoon to read about the great hypocrisy of the choice of Sanguinetti by Rauner. You won’t want to miss this.