Bruce Rauner, the Republican running for governor of Illinois, is proudly running as a RINO.
Essentially, he is copying the campaign approach that was used successfully by RINO Senator Mark Kirk.
I do not say this as a criticism. For a Republican to win in the very Democratic enclave of Illinois, he must move to the left. Moreover, a RINO Republican in office in Illinois will still be a step up from a corrupt Democrat. In fact, getting a lot of Democrats fired in that state might actually force some real reform in that party there.