Republican candidate for governor plans visit to Shiloh farm

News-DemocratMarch 31, 2014 

Bruce Rauner, the billionaire Republican nominee for Illinois governor, will be in Shiloh around noon Tuesday visiting with local residents at the farm of St. Clair County Board member David Tiedemann. Tiedemann, a Republican, is also the supervisor of Shiloh Valley Township.

The St. Clair County Democratic Party has put out a call on social media sites asking residents to protest Rauner's visit. In particular, the party asks for protests against a statement Rauner made in December supporting decreasing the state's minimum wage of $8.25 per hour.

Rauner has since said he does not want to cut the minimum wage and supports raising the minimum wage in Illinois as long as incentives help small businesses offset the additional costs.

Rauner faces incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the November general election.

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