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

<p>In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 photo, Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner speaks to supporters at the Illinois State Fair during a Republicans Day rally, in Springfield, Ill. Hoping to avoid a repeat of their failure in the 2010 governor’s race, some of Illinois’ most influential Republicans tried over several months to persuade their party to rally around one candidate who could win statewide in 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)</p>

In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 photo, Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner speaks to supporters at the Illinois State Fair during a Republicans Day rally, in Springfield, Ill. Hoping to avoid a repeat of their failure in the 2010 governor’s race, some of Illinois’ most influential Republicans tried over several months to persuade their party to rally around one candidate who could win statewide in 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

After arguing to lower the minimum wage to make Illinois more financially competitive, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has changed his stance, according the Chicago Sun-Times.

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 Chicago Sun-Times]

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