IL GOP Party Chair predicts ‘great energy’ for Republicans in Nov

SHARE IL GOP Party Chair predicts ‘great energy’ for Republicans in Nov

GOP Chair Timothy Schneider predicted the November election would bear plentiful fruit for Illinois Republicans, from the governor’s race to state house seats to seats in Congress.

Schneider told the City Club of Chicago that the GOP was gaining traction in four congressional races with Republican challengers to incumbents:Bob Dold, Bobby Schilling, Darlene Senger and Mike Bost.

“They’re all doing remarkably well. They’re either at 50-50 with their opponentor they’re surging ahead,” Schneider said. “We’re seeing great energy for Republicans across the state.”

Schneider cast the U.S. Senate race as competitive. Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis is attempting to unseat U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Schneider said he believes Oberweis has Durbin “shaking a bit.”

“I think for the first time in a great long time, the Illinois Republican Party is really, really running on the same engine and really working together,” Schneider said. “We see candidacies, the Oberweis campaign working with the Rauner campaign,all of us working together, and that’s why we’re going to see, I believe, some really remarkable things happen in November. The energy in the state party is just incredible.”

Schneider said with confidence that Illinois Republicans would get out of the “super minority” in the Illinois House, predicting Republicans would pick up two to six seats on Nov. 4.

On hearings that resume next week scrutinizing Gov. Pat Quinn’s anti-violence program,Schneider said the facts should come out.

“I don’t think this investigation should be halted or accelerated based on the timing of an election,” he said.“Whatever comes out, good bad or indifferent, I think the people of Illinois have a right to know.”

Schneider credited much of the party’s momentumto the candidacy of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Schneider, who spent seven days campaigning around the state with Rauner, described Rauner as a tireless campaigner who gave 12 speeches in 10 different cities.

“The guy doesn’t stop,” Schneider said. “He is the real deal.”

The Latest
The loss of constitutional protections for abortion leave some concerned about what rights might be lost next.
Democrats need to strategize how to support organizations that now bear the burden of ensuring that impoverished women get access to safe abortions, as well-heeled women do.
But La Russa says coach needs to stay aggressive
“We’re doing everything we can to get as many pools across the city open,” said Daphne Johnson, the Park District’s chief program officer.
With the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Roe v. Wade has been overturned.