CHICAGO — Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) has launched a coalition of supporters from the Latino community, a group that traditionally shows Democratic support.
Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti announced Amigos de Rauner-Sanguinetti on Sunday afternoon at a Mexican restaurant on the city's Southwest Side. The campaign released a list of coalition members. It includes business leaders, bankers, attorneys, religious leaders and a Winnebago County board member.
Sanguinetti is the daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Ecuador.
Rauner said at the Sunday event that he wants to help Hispanic families — many of whom, he says, own small businesses — and who have been hurt by what he called high taxes and unreasonable government regulations while Quinn has been governor.
The coalition includes a Spanish-language website.