Illinois’ Governor’s race is tight: tighter, perhaps, than it ought to be given the incumbent’s record and the fact that he only came to office when Rod Blagojevich went to prison.
So in an effort to help the incumbent Democrat, Pat Quinn, Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers is going to pump more than $500,000 into supporting the LIBERTARIAN candidate for governor. Why? The Libertarian is pro-life and pro-gun; the Republican, wealthy investor Bruce Rauner, is pro-choice. The union wants potential Republican voters to know that “their” guy isn’t one of them.
So the pro-Democrat labor union is supporting the ultra-conservative Libertarian (who violates libertarian doctrine by being pro-life) in order to challenge the election of the pro-life (but virulently anti-union) Republican — thereby hopefully helping the Democrat.
And people think politics is hard.
ht: Rick Miller