HAWTHORN WOODS – Five conservative state lawmakers added their names this week to the list of conservative state lawmakers endorsing attorney Dan McConchie in the 26th Senate GOP primary to succeed retiring Senator Dan Duffy (R-Barrington).
The five Republican lawmakers backing McConchie include House members Randy Frese, Sheri Jesiel, Margo McDermed, Grant Wehril and Keith Wheeler – bringing the total number of endorsements by conservative legislators to fourteen.
"The overwhelming support across the 26th Senate District and from our conservative state leaders is humbling," McConchie said in a statement released Friday. "It is clear that my lifelong conservative values, 20-year record of conservative policy solutions, and vision for a new Illinois is connecting both with voters and those leaders who are going to be part of the solution to get our state back on track."
Earlier this week, McConchie opponent Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin released a list of county leaders that are backing his bid for the open 26th District seat.
McConchie's campaign cites a recent poll by We Ask America that puts him 10 points ahead of McLaughlin and third candidate in the GOP race, Matt Urlacher.