Watch Berkowitz w/Rep. Skillicorn on how Gov. Rauner can beat Pritzker & how to fix IL Gov pension mess: Cable & Web

Jeff Berkowitz: What percentage of those 340,000 Republicans who voted for Jeanne Ives ... will vote for Bruce Rauner in November...

Rep. Allen Skillicorn: …55%

Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of Public Affairs features State Rep. Skillicorn (R-Dundee) debating with show host Jeff Berkowitz the use of IL government bankruptcy to deal with its government employee pension mess and how Governor Rauner might still win the general election.

Tonight’s show featuring Rep. Skillicorn airs in 24 North and Northwest suburbs at 8:30 pm:

on Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and

on Cable Ch. 35 in  Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

You can also watch the show featuring State Rep. Skillicorn 24/7 by clicking here. 

Partial transcript of “Public Affairs,” show taped on June 21, 2018

Jeff Berkowitz: What percentage of those 340,000 Republicans who voted for Jeanne Ives in the Republican Primary in March will vote for Bruce Rauner in November [instead of staying home, skipping the Governor’s slot on their ballot or voting for someone else].

Rep. Allen Skillicorn: …55%

BerKowitz: So, he loses because similarly there is a bunch of Republicans who didn’t vote in the Republican Primary who have similar preferences to the Jeanne Ives’ primary voters—they also wouldn’t vote for him, so if the Governor can’t get his base up to the 85%, 90%, 95% supporting him, he can’t win in IL. [losing about 175, 000 Republican votes that are usually a gimme]

Rep. Allen Skillicorn: So,there is an opportunity to grow that—

Berkowitz: Tell him, tell the Governor how to grow his vote among the base Republican voters!

Rep. Skillicorn: He has to reach out to the conservative base. He has to give them something they want in terms of policies- here’s a great step-

Berkowitz: We only have a minute left in the show, so tell him!

Rep. Skillicorn: In one minute, he would advocate to take Medicaid pieces that are not federally reimbursed, so the Medicaid bills that we [IL State Government]  has to pay 100% for- like taxpayer funding of abortion, things like that, the Federal Government does not match those abortion funds, those are !00% paid for by Illinois Taxpayers, if he would rescind that, help rescind that or promise to rescind that, it would get a lot of those people back to vote for him, and he has to acknowledge that the State is not all North Shore [Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette, etc], that would bring a lot of those people back.

To read more about the show and to read another partial transcript of tonight's show with Rep. Skillicorn, please visit here.

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