Walker stumps in Illinois— wild about Rauner, mild about rivals

By Jordan Holman – Chicago Sun-Times

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his Republican presidential bid to Chicago on Monday, declining to attack GOP rivals Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee — while heaping praise on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget policies.

“I hope he stays firm and gets the people, the state of Illinois, on his side,” Walker said of Rauner and his budgetcutting strategy.
Rauner cited Walker as one of his role models when running for governor last year. Both Republicans are known for taking on unions.
Walker said he calls Rauner every few weeks to offer his support in the budget battle, which has been dragging on in Springfield all summer with no end in sight. read more