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IPACE backs 63rd House District Republican with $12,500 donation



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McHENRY – A GOP primary in the McHenry County-based 63rd House District suddenly drew the Illinois Education Association's PAC – IPACE – this week, when the teachers' union wrote a check for $12,500 to a Republican candidate's campaign. 

Government for the People, set up March 9th to support Republican Jeffrey Lichte and oppose Steve Reick, received the $12,500 transfer from IPACE the day after the group was set up.

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Whoever wins the race will go against longtime incumbent Democrat Jack Franks:

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Why would a teacher's union spend $12,500 on a Republican race? In order to help a no-name Republican win over a conservative like Steven Reick? Is this Madigan's tactic to protect Franks? Or is this a way to embarrass the Rauner Party by electing a pro-union Republican at the same time they're spending millions to knock off one pro-union downstate Republican?




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  1. Jack Franks’ friend & supporter is Steven Reick’s Republican primary opponent because, quite simply, Franks’ fears another one-on-one with Reick. This Franks/IED puppet put up against Reick is no Republican and is only there to make Reick waste time, energy and money to slow him down a bit for the coming general election.
    Typical Jack Franks — duplicitous and self-serving.