11th Ward GOP backing Ives in bid to unseat 'double-agent' Rauner
Carl Segvich, the Republican committeeman in the 11th Ward, views Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) as being one of a kind in her 2018 Republican primary run against Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“She’s the only true Republican on the ballot,” Segvich told Chicago City Wire. “I know Rauner is a double-agent. I’ve known he is a Democrat. I laughed at him when he called me to ask for my endorsement back in 2014.”
Segvich recently announced his group is joining a growing list of Republican organizations throwing their support behind Ives.
“She has demonstrated conservative principles, such as being pro-life, fighting against immigration and for lower taxes and reduced regulations,” Segvich said. “Rauner is for letting illegals into our country; he bailed CPS (Chicago Public Schools) out again. Those are things Jeanne Ives would not do.”
Segvich has also praised Ives for her integrity, while further blasting Rauner over what he sees as his betrayal in enacting a 32 percent permanent income tax hike as part of the new state budget and signing off on abortion expansion bill HB40.
“She’s going to win,” Segvich said. “I have faith in people that they will come out in droves against this hypocrite, double-agent. Plus, they love Jeanne Ives and everything she stands for. Illinois needs serious conservative leadership and Jeanne Ives brings a breath of fresh air.”
Segvich said one of Ives’ first orders of business once she becomes governor should be moving to restructure the state’s troubled pension plan system. “That should be at the head of the list,” he said. “Along with reducing taxes and reducing the overall size of government. All of these things are measures we know Rauner has failed to do.”
Segvich added Rauner’s “double-agent” status becomes clear when you consider he appointed Democrat Bill Daley, the brother of former Chicago Mayor Rich Daley, to his transition team.
Segvich is running against John Daley, yet another Daley brother, for Cook County commissioner in the 11th District. In the past, he has compared the family to a “political organized crime family.”