Rauner responds to criticism about $1 million investment

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Republican candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner is responding to criticism about a million dollar check he gave to a South Side credit union.

His comments came during a "Project Hood" rally against violence on the South Side.

Earlier this week Rauner pledged to invest a million dollars in the credit union in an effort to help small businesses.

But some accused him of trying to buy the African-American vote. Rauner says that's not true

"I'm making an investment in a small business that specializes in making micro-loans to African American businesses," Rauner said. "That's a great way to make a good business investment and help improve the quality of life in these communities that are under-served."

Rauner says unlike a gift, he expects a return on his investment.

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  • Common Sense

    At least he’s using his own money to buy his own votes – and not the taxpayers’ money! Maybe that should be the headline to this story!

  • Judi Youdelis Hinton

    if he really cared he would have done it long before he was running, that’s what honest caring people do and it’s not like he just won the lottery, he’s had money burning a hole in his pocket for a very long time. This is a man who thinks he’s the new scott walker or gov brownback, both of those idiots destroyed their states economy via their ignorance. rauner is equally ignorant and equally dangerous

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