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Rauner redo: Now he says he wants to raise, not lower, the minimum wage

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, a Republican candidate for Illinois governor in 2014, speaks to supporters at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. On Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, Rauner released his 2012 tax return. He reported more than $53 million in income while disclosing he has ownership stakes in three professional sports franchises, including the Chicago Bulls.  (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Bruce Rauner  |  File photo

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Winnetka resident Bruce Rauner is saying he wants to raise, not lower, the minimum wage after saying the opposite previously. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

"SPRINGFIELD — Veering 180 degrees in a stunning political turn, millionaire private equity investor Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he misspoke and was “flippant” when he appeared to advocate a rollback last month in Illinois’ minimum wage.

In fact, Rauner now says he wants to see the minimum wage increase.

“I have to be careful about my words, and I didn’t choose my words carefully enough,” Rauner told the Chicago Sun-Times in an interview following a report about his statement before a business group in the Quad Cities last month."

[Read the full story at the Chicago Sun-Times]

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