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Gov. Holcomb appears in campaign ad for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner

Governor Eric Holcomb is one of three Midwestern governors appearing in an ad for Illinois' Bruce Rauner.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2017 4:23 PM
Updated: Oct. 28, 2017 4:23 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLFI) --  Governor Eric Holcomb is campaigning for a Republican neighbor. He's one of three Midwestern governors appearing in an ad for Illinois' Bruce Rauner. 

The ad features Holcomb, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Missouri's Eric Greitens thanking democrat Mike Madigan for driving jobs to Illinois' neighbor states.

"Hoosiers love you, Mike Madigan!" Holcomb says in the thirty-second ad. "We're growing union jobs faster than Illinois."

The interesting thing about this strategy -  Madigan isn't running against Rauner. He's the speaker of the state's house of representatives.

After a turbulent first term, Rauner's reelection strategy is to point the finger at Madigan for all the conflict at the statehouse. That includes two years spent in a budget deadlock.

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