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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