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State Senator Says Rauner Threatened To “Destroy” Him Over Veto Override Vote

An Illinois State Senator accused Governor Bruce Rauner of threatening to “destroy” him and his family if he voted to override a bill the governor vetoed. Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) told an audience in Pittsfield that Rauner made the threat regarding an override of a veto on a bill that would’ve allowed arbitration in a contract dispute between the state and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union. “He looked at me, and said, ‘I’ll destroy you and your family if you go through with this,” McCann said, which allegedly happened during a meeting between him and the governor the day of the vote to override the veto. A spokesperson for Rauner denied the allegations, and said McCann was “trying to unfairly tarnish the reputation of others with wild accusations.” The Senator has said he plans to run as an independent for the Senate or for governor, and will announce his plans in April. (State Journal-Register)

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