Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, meeting with voters less than a week after election, told African-Americans and Hispanics in the Chicago area Sunday that he would be a frequent visitor to their communities and would work for all Illinoisans.
Joined by his wife, Diana, Rauner made appearances at a Maywood church and at a bakery in the Pilsen neighborhood.
“The good Lord didn’t make us Republicans or Democrats,” Rauner told parishioners at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood, where he had visited while campaigning against Gov. Pat Quinn. “The good Lord made us in his image to do the good Lord’s work, to make the world a better place for all families.”
Rauner said it was his third appearance at the church and that he “will be back many times.”
Next stop on the thank-you tour was Nuevo Leon Bakery in Pilsen.
Rauner was joined by his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti.
“The people of Pilsen, the people of Little Village have been very warm to us, very amazing to us throughout the course of the campaign, and we just wanted to say thank you,” Sanguinetti said. “This is not the last time you will see us. This is going to be such a great transition because we will be here often.”
Source: Chicago Tribune | Kim Geiger