||"A historical political resource."
Rauschenberger denies he dissed Chicago
|Last Edited||COSDem Aug 06, 2005 12:47pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Chicago Sun-Times|
|News Date||Saturday, August 6, 2005 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Republican gubernatorial hopeful Steve Rauschenberger said Friday that he was criticizing Chicago's one-party political culture -- not the entire city -- when he referred to it during a Downstate event earlier in the week as the "great wasteland to the north." |
"I'm a big fan of Chicago," the suburban legislator said. "I'm a Chicago White Sox fan. I love the expressway systems. It's a wonderful opportunity to park on your way in each morning."
Speaking during a radio taping, the Elgin Republican also said he does not want to see former Gov. Jim Edgar get in the race, calling himself a better candidate.
"Wanting to exhume Everett Dirksen or Ronald Reagan is not a solution," Rauschenberger said. "Jim Edgar is a great guy, but I don't think he's really the best part of the algebra for the future."
Rauschenberger made his remarks at a taping of "At Issue," which airs on WBBM-AM (780) Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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