By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — In a race as tight as the campaign for Illinois governor, all it takes is one mistake to turn the election.
Bruce Rauner made it on Tuesday.
The GOP candidate placed a hot dog order at Portillos–one of them was with ketchup and mustard.
As legend goes, NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog in Chicago.
Rauner’s campaign, quickly realizing the enormity of the gaffe, quickly went into damage control.
One top aide was willing to throw herself on the political grenade.
The selfless, courageous act by Ms. Walters, just may just save Rauner from himself.
Another Rauner staffer scrambled to clarify this mess.
It must be noted that I have reported extensively on the ketchup-on-a-hot-dog question. Based on the latest guidance on the issue, Rauner may be in the clear.
The Daily Herald first reported on the incident, and it’s all caught on tape!
A top operative for Gov. Pat Quinn wasted no time jumping into the controversy.
Not surprisingly, a Bruce Rauner Hot Dog Twitter account was created.
In the meantime, the world was waiting for an official position paper from Quinn.
Around 5 p.m. Central Time, the world got that answer: