Rep Jeanne Ives: Lessons Learned Along the Campaign Trail

Springfield: Our In-Depth one-on-one interview with Rep Jeanne Ives (R), who shocked many in the political arena with her campaign for governor that just barely missed defeating Gov Rauner for the Republican nomination despite her starting with no name recognition and no money.

Why did her campaign excite the Illinois Republican base and bring her to within 20,000 votes of defeating the Governor?

In our interview Rep Ives talks about what she heard from citizens across the state — what are their concerns, what are their issues?

We hear her views on the lost opportunities to have improved Illinois’ financial condition, the heavy burden of pension debts hanging over the state’s financial future, and what may be in her future after she leaves state government in January 2019.