A Republican presidential candidate says he’ll take some cues from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stopped in Chicago Wednesday. One of his events was hosted by the right-leaning Illinois Policy Institute. Paul pointed out that his campaign manager, Chip Englander, is the same man who ran Rauner’s successful bid for governor, and Paul hopes to translate parts of their campaign strategy to the 2016 presidential race.
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“I think one of Chip’s successes in the campaign is they had a lot of individual offices and a lot of shoe leather,” Paul said. “It’s also how President Obama won.”
Paul did mention positions which overlap with policies Rauner favored during his campaign, including term limits and criminal justice reform.
Paul’s Illinois itinerary also included stops at a church in Chicago, and speaking at a dinner in Lisle hosted by the DuPage County Republican Party.