Twofer: Rutherford, Rauner headline NTRO event
New Trier Township Republicans will get to hear from two likely gubernatorial bidders at Friday’s annual corned beef dinner at the Winnetka Community House.
Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, a Winnetka resident (who can literally walk from his home to the restaurant), will appear along with state treasurer Dan Rutherford, of Chenoa. Township Committeeman Bill Cadigan tells us that the organization is expecting attendance to double from past years.
“I think people are curious,” Cadigan said.
Rauner got some attention for comments he made at a similar event - a Cumberland County Lincoln Day Dinner - suggesting he might shut down state government if elected.
“I may have to take a strike and shut down the government for a few weeks [in order to] redo everybody’s contract,” he said.