Linda Lingle says she’s not giving political advice to her new boss Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, even though he considers her a “superstar.”
The former Hawaii governor, who spent eight years at the helm of the Aloha State, is now earning $198,000 as Rauner’s chief operating officer.
But in a recent interview she insists she’s only helping with the day-to-day operations of the state.
NPR Illinois reporter Amanda Vinicky caught up with Lingle during the Illinois State Fair as part of on ongoing feature that takes a look at political insiders working in the Land of Lincoln.
You can check out the piece here. Vinicky talked with Lingle during a parade, and had her interview cut short by Rauner’s handlers after only a few minutes.
Much of the focus is on Illinois’ budget challenges.
Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is now working in Illinois alongside Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Courtesy of the Lingle campaign
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