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Weyermuller: Democrat former governor promotes Trump’s re-election



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For many it would seem odd to have a leading Democrat as the keynote speaker at Republican fundraiser. But it’s Illinois, and nothing should surprise you.

Thursday night former Governor Rod Blagojevich spoke to a group limited to 50 people at a private country club in Saint Charles, Illinois. It was a fundraiser for Republican candidate Thomas McCullaugh, who is running for Illinois State Senate #49.

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Other speakers at McCullagh's (far left in photo below) funder included Gary Franchi (center in photo) from the Next News Network, Mark Vargas (second from right), a contributor at Newsmax, and Michael Alfaro, who is co-chairman of the Illinois Trump Victory Finance Committee. Alfaro appeared by video as earlier in the day he received an invitation to attend President Trump’s acceptance speech in person on the South Lawn of the White House. It’s being reported that 2000 supporters were on the lawn Thursday night.


Blago was a big hit with the crowded talking about Illinois politics, his 7 years in prison, and his support of President Trump. He concluded his remarks by saying, “To my fellow democrats, what’s wrong with wanting to make America great again?”
Here is the full video of the evenings speakers at the fundraiser including the President's acceptance speech: 
Mark Weyermuller is a small business person, retired real estate professional, and conservative activist in Chicago. He is a citizen journalist, frequent guest on talk radio, and regular contributor to Illinois Review.


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  1. …and useless former “Republican” gGvernor, RINO Jim Edgar, says he will NEVER vote for Trump.
    Remember: Edgar was a Jim Thompson acolyte who Thompson pushed to become Secretary of State, to put him in the line to become Governor.
    Crooked George Ryan wanted the post, but Thompson ordered him “wait your turn.” When Edgar became Governor, Thompson the King-maker promoted Ryan for Secretary of State, then eventually for Governor.
    Last week’s praise-fest for Thompson almost made me puke.

  2. WHY? He’s only midling out of the last ten governors in terms of the damage done to the state, the current being the worst by far. Would you rather see George Ryan, or George Ryan’s recently deceased lawyer, or the governor who supported the pension ramp who had full legislature control during a session who’s supporting Biden?

  3. So “midling” is good enough to want to be identified with.
    Get real! Did I say I wanted George Ryan to be in this group? NO!!!
    If you can not come up with a better retort than what you gave you really should reconsider posting in the first place.