Well, not really. It was pretty predictable that so-called “GOP” candidate for IL governor Bruce Rauner would find a need to join Democrats to get elected. After all, his bf Rahm Emanuel needs some union bashing to ensure his successful mayorhood and get him chosen as Hillary’s 2016 running mate. And after all, there is a long-term tradition in Illinois (going back to Big Jim Thompson and little Jim Edgar) that Combine Democrats have used a Republican governor to back up their schemes. Watch the fun as the Republican base gets used, putting it politely:

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/03/rauner-announces-democrats-and-independents-for-rauner.html

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