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Cook County GOP files General Election slate with over 30 candidates


Cook-county-gop-logo-web-medCHICAGO, IL – Monday, the Cook County Republican Party and Chicago Republican Party slated over 30 candidates for the November General Election, including 11 women and 16 minority candidates. More specifically, five county-wide office seekers, three Cook County Board of Property Tax Review candidates, nine Cook County Commissioner candidates, seven Illinois State Senate candidates and 17 Illinois State Representative candidates.
They join the 35 Cook County & Chicago Republicans already on the ballot for offices ranging from Illinois State Legislature, MWRD and Cook County Commissioner who were on the ballot for the June 28 primary election.
"We are very proud of the efforts of our candidates and volunteers who stepped up to collect over 8,000 signatures in just 14 days to place the largest number of Republican candidates running in Cook County in more than a generation. Cook County voters are demanding a choice at the ballot box. They will now have a clear choice in November," stated Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison.

The Cook County Republican Party expects a challenge of their newly filed candidates from Chicago Democrats who are well-known for the cottage industry they have developed in Cook County by aggressively challenging prospective opponent's petitions, in order to knock them off the ballot and sail right back into office.
Chicago GOP Chairman Steve Boulton added, "We have slated a diverse group of Republican candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Voters will be impressed by the caliber of talented people who have committed to run and take on the entrenched Democrat machine."
Cook County Democrats' failing record on inflation, taxes, crime and corruption will be put on full display for voters. That is why Democrats will work as hard as possible to challenge and remove these Republican candidates from the November ballot. They do not want to discuss, debate or defend their horrendous record on all of those important kitchen table issues impacting families across Cook County.
The Cook County Republican Party is excited about our leading county-wide candidates, including former Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti who intends to challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; former Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica returns to challenge current County Clerk Karen Yarbrough, businessman Peter Kopsaftis for Treasurer, property tax professional Todd Thielmann for Assessor, and Chicago Police Department Detective Lupe Aguirre will take on incumbent Sheriff Tom Dart.
"We believe the citizens of Cook County should be given a choice and let them decide, rather than the Democrat partisans, lawyers and hearing officers at the Chicago Board of Elections and in the Cook County Clerk's Office" said Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison.


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  1. To Sean Morrison’s quote, how do voters have a clear choice when the Cook County GOP is running a slate of Democrats?
    All of the slated candidates, with the exception of Peter Kopsaftis (who was disqualified from running for state central committee because he hadn’t voted in the last three Republican primaries) are all recent former Democrats.
    Is this a joke?
    The worst of it is Todd Thielmann. He was the Democratic Board of Review Commissioner Tammy Wendt’s Chief of Staff. She was sued over his appointment due to nepotism (he’s her cousin). She finally fired him and then lost the Primary election.
    This is worse than a joke. This is the destruction of the Republican Party from within.