Dan Caulkins: Stop the Democrat-led Chicago machine
Dan Caulkins would like to see Gov. Bruce Rauner reintroduce himself to Illinois voters.
“I think he needs to remind people of all the things he’s done and accomplished over his first term in office,” Caulkins told the Chambana Sun. “He is the antithesis of (Democratic nominee for governor) J.B. Pritzker when it comes to government and I think that’s a good thing for all the people hoping to see this state finally get itself back on the right track.”
In a new TV ad, Rauner seeks to warn voters of just as much, cautioning “this might be our last chance.” The 30-second spot also features Rauner saluting his administration for having “done some good” and “stopped a lot of bad.”
Caulkins is running against Democrat Jen McMillin for the 101st District. He thinks the cautionary words by Gov. Rauner in his TV ad should be an effective message to defeat Democrat J.B. Pritzker heading into the last four weeks of campaign season.
“Gov. Rauner is all that stands between us and a Mike Madigan and John Cullerton led legislature in Springfield with no checks and balances,” he said. “Voters need to be reminded there would be no one to stop the Chicago machine from taking over Illinois and abusing everything from the Second Amendment to hampering the business climate even more.”
It’s a picture that could soon have Illinois resembling Detroit and the financial struggles that led to that state's bankruptcy, Caulkins said.
“With liberals controlling all three branches of government, you will see an exodus from this state not many could have ever imagined,” he said. “If we keep driving jobs away and raising taxes, soon we won’t have anyone left here in Illinois to keep paying all the bills that just keep growing.”
The 101st House District spans parts of Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, McLean and Piatt counties.