The Primaries are Over

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


State Reps:

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.

Matune lost by 153 votes, and graciously thanked everyone for all their efforts. Sandack laughed ‘Oh.My.’  Perhaps he should ask why he almost lost his own district, when a complete new face primaried him. Or run as a Democrat.


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.

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