What’s the secret to securing votes and campaign success? “Magical” women.  At least that’s what Bruce Rauner’s running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti believes. 

At an event earlier this month hosted by the Palatine Township Republican Organization, Sanguinetti talked about her passion for serving Republican women and a woman’s “magical” and “special powers.”

“No offense to the guys, but to let them know that something special happens when we (women) promote our candidates because when we knock on doors, something magical happens…they let us in! And this is where we use our special powers to disarm, right, and talk about our candidates,” said Sanguinetti, a Wheaton Republican. “So that’s my first passion is serving Republican women and letting them know how they can get out and really get out that vote.”

Sanguinetti, running mate of Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner, is also one of the vice presidents of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women.

If she and Rauner are elected, Sanguinetti will make history in the state as the first Latina to hold the position of lieutenant governor. Her father immigrated from Ecuador to the United States and her mother came to the country as a Cuban refugee.