Darren Bailey: "Break the culture of corruption"
Darren Bailey is in full support of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new ad warning Illinois voters this November’s election could be the “last chance” to save the state.
“I believe this election cycle is just that critical,” Bailey told the SE Illinois News. “If we can’t break this culture of corruption over the next couple years, we may reach the point of no return. I’ve been telling people the same thing the governor’s now saying for a while now. I believe if J.B. Pritzker becomes our governor, he will drive this state into oblivion.”
In his 30 second spot, Rauner praises his administration for having “done some good” and “stopped a lot of bad,” while in the same breath lamenting “after decades of corruption, change doesn’t come easy.”
Rauner goes on to warn voters about what he thinks Illinois, led by Pritzker and House Speaker Mike Madigan, would look like, an image that Bailey argues should be viewed as frightful to taxpayers.
“I think it would put us on the fast track to bankruptcy and desperately needing a bailout,” said Bailey, running against Democrat Cynthia Given in the 109th District. “That’s the only solution I see and I think the bailout we would need would be much bigger than Detroit. I think it will have taxpayers suffering for longer than we want to imagine. Right now, we still have hope, but we can’t afford a Pritzker administration.”
Bailey said the democratic way is to throw money at every problem, and Pritzker appears to be a master at it.
“From his progressive tax proposal to his one for a mileage tax,” that’s his answer,” he said. “Money will not fix all that’s wrong with Illinois. If you think we’re broke as a state now, you can’t imagine where we will be with Pritzker and Madigan in total control.”
The 109th House District includes Clay, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne and White counties.