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Schimpf launches 2022 GOP gubernatorial bid; Bailey to announce next week



Screen Shot 2021-02-15 at 4.56.54 PMCHICAGO – Monday, Paul Schimpf, former State Senator, Marine Corps Veteran, and the lead American attorney advisor to the Iraqi Prosecutors in the trial of Saddam Hussein announced he is running for Governor of Illinois in a Zoom press conference. He also aired an announcement video before starting a 2-day press tour throughout Illinois.

During his live zoom announcement, Senator Schimpf said,

“Illinois needs a Governor who understands the day-to-day challenges that we all face, a Governor who will live by the same rules that the rest of us follow, and, most importantly, a Governor who will stand up to the entrenched special interest groups who have severely damaged our state.”

Schimpf also noted that while other people have been leaving Illinois, he along with his wife and two sons returned to Illinois and will always call it home. In a much needed positive message to the people of Illinois, Schimpf stated,

“As I start this campaign, I am going to make a pledge to work hard, tell the truth, and keep my promises. But I am also requesting your help, as well. Together, we can renew Illinois. Renewing Illinois will not be easy. It will take trust, leadership, and sacrifice. But make no mistake, renewal is possible if we work together and believe in the future of our state.”

Yet one more Downstate Republican reportedly will announce his 2022 gubernatorial bid- state Senator Darren Bailey of Xenia, IL.

Bailey, who legally challenged Governor JB Pritzker's executive orders concerning COVID, is circulating an evite to a live gathering in Effingham Illinois next Monday night where he will be providing details.

There's also a developing buzz that Gary Rabine, CEO of Rabine Paving, may enter the GOP primary as well.



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  1. “When were confronted with the Rauner administration and the interests of the wealthy, who sought to weaken unions and the labor movement in Illinois, we stood up for working people.”
    Give up the anti-union right to work crap and win the vote of socially conservative union members! Only path to victory for Republicans in IL. Tell big business donors to share their profits work with Unions or suffer under complete Democrat socialism.