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First GOP township org endorses Ives over Governor Rauner



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LIBERTYVILLE -  Fremont Township Republican Organization's committeemen unanimously rejected GOP Governor Bruce Rauner and endorsed his conservative challenger, State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) in the upcoming GOP primary gubernatorial race. The group is angry with the way the Republican base has been "ridiculed culturally, consigned to the fringe, and betrayed" by Governor Rauner.

“The Republican Committeemen of Fremont Township voted unanimously to endorse Representative Jeanne Ives for governor of Illinois,” said Fremont Township Republican Organization Chairman Glenn Garamoni. “Governor Rauner turned his back on the campaign promise of conservative reforms with no social agenda. After three years, the families and businesses of Fremont Township have experienced no financial relief, and practically no improvement in the 'state of the State.'

The endorsement is the first official indication of the Illinois Republican Party rank and file's dissatisfaction with Rauner.

Garamoni said, "Conservative families comprising the Republican base have been ridiculed culturally, consigned to the fringe, and betrayed by Governor Rauner on issues that are critical to our platform – most notably, on his decision to sign into law taxpayer-funding of abortion on demand. The governor has offered only token and mostly inconsequential reforms to reverse the steep decline of Illinois: culturally, morally, and financially. He is no longer trusted by the base of his party, and cannot win the 2018 election without the unified, enthusiastic support of Illinois Republicans.

“As a State Representative, Jeanne Ives consistently stood up for the interests of families and business – even in the face of powerful opposition, ridicule and threats of violence. She has kept the promise that she made to her constituents, to be a ‘lobbyist for the taxpayer.’ We would like to see her integrity and commitment replicated at all levels of government. We are confident that Ives has the good character that we look for in a leader, and the policy insight and political will to lead the charge in Springfield, for a better Illinois.”
Ives said, “I am proud to receive the endorsement of The Fremont Township Republican Organization. The organization represents the grassroots of the Republican Party. Their endorsement highlights how critical the relationship between state and local government will be in solving our state’s most urgent problems. Their support is tremendously important to our campaign’s fight to deliver the conservative reform agenda that Governor Rauner promised, but deserted in favor of the agenda of Chicago Democrats.”

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  1. The Chicago Republican Party easily EDORSES JEANNE IVES FOR GOVERNOR. WE WANT IVES TO CONTINUE TO EXPOSE AND DEFEAT BRUCE RAUNER AS THE DOUBLE-AGENT DEMOCRAT, WHO IS PARADING AS A REPUBLICAN. IT IS painfully obvious, THAT BRUCE IS “MONEY/POWER FRIENDS’ WITH RAHM EMANUEL AND THE CHICAGO GOVERNMENT MAFIA. One need look no further than the GTCR Golder Rauner scam where Bruce helped Rahm pocket $16.2 million as an investment banker even though Rahm is not an investment banker. His entire life Rahm operates only as a political pimp. WE TAKE NO PLEASURE in denouncing Bruce as a political prostitute and pimp along with other DOUBLE-AGENT republicans aiding and abetting the Cook County gov’t mafia including Rahm, Mike Madigan, Joe Berrios, Fr. Pflegger and JOHN DALEY, but we must be clear as our state of Illinois is in crisis, and as our United States of America is in jeopardy of succumbing to this cancerous political miasma emanating from Chicago style rigged governance.
    A more formal Ives endorsement will be forthcoming this week from the Republican Party of the notoriously corrupt 11th Ward of Chicago.
    Carl Segvich, 11th Ward Committeeman – Chicago

  2. I can not wait to endorse Jeanne Ives. So wonderful that she stepped forward, so we’d have a Republican to vote for. Not voting is voting for the Dems, who are causing us to be the “worst” state in the USA.

  3. Please allow me to correct my error. I meant to say the 11th Ward, not the entire Chicago party. (Not yet anyway; hopefully soon, the entire Party will endorse Jeanne)
    It should read: The Chicago 11th Ward Republican Party easily EDORSES JEANNE IVES FOR GOVERNOR.
    Thank you. Sorry for the confusion.
    Carl Segvich – 11th Ward Committeeman