A number of candidates have emerged to challenge Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, including a member of his own party, who’s hoping to unseat Rauner in the primary elections for the Republican ticket. Jeanne (Genie) Ives, State Representative for the Illinois 42nd district has officially filed her paperwork to run for Governor.
Ives says the primary reason for her decision to run is due to members of her party feeling as though Rauner has stabbed them in the back, following his signing of HB 40. A bill that expands coverage of abortions for Illinois women on medicaid. Ives says by signing this bill, Rauner goes back on an understanding between the state and federal government that dates back to the Roe v. Wade decision.
Ives says the decision reaches deeper than simply a moral dilemma, saying the money that will go towards HB 40, could fund many other projects in the state.
You can learn more about Representative Ives’ and her campaign for Governor by visiting her online at IvesForIllinois.com.