Will that also be the case for J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire Democrat who is running for governor of Illinois?
From Steve Brown in the Chicago Sun-Times:
Just six months ago, workers at PECO Pallet in Hegewisch brought out the giant inflatable rat to draw attention to their frustrations in negotiating their first union contract with an ownership group led by billionaire venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker.
On Wednesday, a group of 14 other unions made an exceptionally early leap into the 2018 governor's race by endorsing the very same Pritzker for the Democratic nomination, lauding him for his commitment to working people.
These are not necessarily conflicting facts, but they do highlight the complications of an ultra-wealthy businessman trying to launch a political career on the Democratic side of the ledger.
For Pritzker, who is trying to build early momentum in the multi-candidate Democratic field with a likely goal of convincing opponent Chris Kennedy to back out, the union support is key to knocking down criticism that he's just another rich guy.