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Illinois Governor Rauner Calls 3rd Party Candidate a 'Charlatan'

August 14, 2018 - 10:12 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is taking a stronger stance on his third party challenger as the election gets closer.

Republican State Senator Sam McCann is running for governor on a "Conservative Party" ticket - Rauner had exactly zero kind words to say.

“This guy McCann is a total plant; he’s a sham, a charlatan. He was put on there by Madigan and Pritzker to try to siphon votes away from me. I believe the people of Illinois will see through that,” he says.

McCann's campaign told WLS-TV that Rauner is the charlatan who "bought the Republican Party and hijacked state government.”