Congratulations to liberty candidates who won their primaries and thank you so much to all of our volunteers who walked precincts, made calls, donations, put up signs, and everyone who contacted their friends and neighbors to get out and vote!
Whatever your role was – it makes a difference! Across the state, there was progress for fiscal sanity in Illinois. Was it enough? Absolutely not.
A few of the races where fiscal conservatives won:
Larry Kaefish – 8th Congressional District – 71% of the vote
Chris Nybo – Senate District 24
Mark Ekhoff – District 34
Jeannie Ives – Re-elected District 42
Peter Breen – District 48 (defeated incumbent Sandy Pihos)
Keith Wheeler – District 50
John D. Anthony – District 75
Mark Batinick – District 97
Reggie Phillips – District 110
Andrew Gasser, McHenry County Board – and his team – including Rod Covenah – Algonquin Tea Party
Kevin Wiley – DuPage County Board
Bill Prim – McHenry County Sheriff
Char Foss-Eggemann – Maine Township Committeewoman
Carl Segvich – Republican Precinct Ward
Allen Skillicorn and Kane County team – Defeated Kane County Cares Tax
Diane Benjamin and McLean County team – Defeated 1% tax increase
EACH of these races had it’s own story that required great efforts!
Toughest Losses: Bob Grogan vs. Tom Cross – No ONE worked harder, and deserved to win, more than Bob. He ran an ethical campaign for 14 months – based on job experience. Tom Cross, Rep. Minority Leader, gave up his seat, and with nowhere to run, had to dump tons of $$’s to convince Republicans to vote for him State Treasurer – and now he wants to balance the budget.
Ron Sandack 6752 votes – Keith Matune 6600 – District 81 – Sandack blatantly asked Democrats to vote for him “What DOES the Republican party stand FOR?” is all we ask. Jim Durkin spent $180,000 to protect incumbent.
Biggest Loser: Mike Madigan – Toni Berrios (her father is county party chairman) lost to Will Buzzardi by an unbelievable 21 points.
Madigan’s Rep. Naomi Jackson lost 57-43 to Sam Rosenberg
Madigan had at least 5 critical races he lost – won 2
Democrats not showing ‘love’ for Madigan after pension bill passed.