Vallas has been a repeatguest on the podcast of his friend Jeanne Ives, appearing on the show in March 2021 and February 2022.While on Ives’ show, Vallas has attacked COVID-19 mitigations.However, Vallas made no mention of his friend Jeanne’s disturbing rhetoric. Far-right former State Representative and perennial Republican candidate Jeanne Ives has called same-sex marriage a “completely disordered relationship” and has labeled transgender rights “junk science.”
Vallas hoped that Rudy Giuliani would win the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. During a 2009 appearance on a political interview show, Public Affairs, Vallas said, “If I were to rank them [possible 2012 Republican candidates to challenge Obama], I say I would support Giuliani first..."
Trump, Cruz, and McConnell Donors
To fund his campaign for Mayor of Chicago, Paul Vallas has accepted over $2 million from supporters who have also donated to Republicans (including Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Bruce Rauner).