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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

* Illinois Republican Party fundraising email…

Recently, Illinois Democrat State Senator Martin Sandoval, an outspoken critic of President Trump, was caught hosting an event where pictures were taken of a staged assassination of President Trump.

We can not and will not let this dangerous act stand. We must send the message to all Democrats that this despicable act will not be tolerated. We must defeat Sandoval next November!

Take a look at the photos that were shared on social media…

We hope you are as appalled as we are. Please help the Illinois Republican Party continue to demand Senator Sandoval’s resignation and ultimately, his defeat next November.

Will you help us stand against horrific acts like this? Will you help us send a message and defeat Sandoval?

While the secret service is aware and looking into the possible threat, we can’t only rely on that to hold Sandoval accountable for promoting violence against the President. Donate NOW to help us defeat Sandoval in next year’s election!

Your help is appreciated,
Team ILGOP

I’m thinking they’re not going to use even one thin dime of that cash to fund an opponent against Sandoval, unless they decide to back a Democratic primary candidate. JB Pritzker won the district by 53 percentage points, Hillary Clinton won it by 52 points.

*** UPDATE *** It gets even better. A sharp-eyed commenter pointed out that Sandoval is in the midst of a four-year term and isn’t even up for reelection next year. Hilarious.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

38 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 12:59 pm:

    If you’re going to fundraise off the incident, you honestly should have a candidate in place that you will help, and be committed to, defeat the legislator in question.

    Right now, everyone is seemingly so broke they can’t even pay attention let alone pay to defeat Sandoval.


  2. - 33rd ward - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 12:59 pm:

    Somebody acted like an idiot!

    So give us some money!

    Kinda loose connection there.


  3. - {Sigh} - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 12:59 pm:

    According to the State Board of Elections Sandoval’s district (11th District) is NOT on the ballot in 2020.

    State Senators (10 ILCS 5/29C-15), Districts: 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58

    https://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/2020CanGuide.pdf


  4. - Henry Francis - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:04 pm:

    The ILGOP must be getting soft, I don’t see any references to tequila, pistoles, or illegal immigrants.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:05 pm:

    ===According to the State Board of Elections Sandoval’s district (11th District) is NOT on the ballot in 2020.===

    Then I guess finding a real opponent for Sandoval in 2020 will be even more difficult…


  6. - Steve - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:08 pm:

    OW

    Don’t be negative here . Hope springs eternal . Martin may win by only 10 points.


  7. - TheInvisibleMan - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:09 pm:

    Speaking of false advertising, yesterday Mark Batinick started pushing a new survey he claims is about property taxes. He’s asking people to fill out the 5-question survey about property taxes.

    One question is vaguely about property taxes. The other 4 are the following; Your First Name, Your Last Name, Your address, your email address. Those count as questions in this 5-question survey on property taxes.

    While amusing, it’s clearly an email harvesting attempt.


  8. - Donnie Elgin - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:14 pm:

    I’m thinking they’re not going to use even one thin dime of that cash to fund an opponent against Sandoval.

    The GOP’S intentions do not matter; you make hay while the sun shines. This issue will be hot for a week at the most.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:27 pm:

    - {Sigh} -

    Well done…

    I blame myself trusting the ILGOP to understand how the staggered Senate seats work.

    That’s on me.


  10. - Skeptic - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:28 pm:

    Well, since “Fire Madigan” was such a success…


  11. - GOPgal - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:34 pm:

    Claim that IL GOP is a “party” is really false advertising. Shocker these buffoons have pretty much lost everything there is to lose in Illinois.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:35 pm:

    Maybe it’s disingenuously genius?

    “Sure, we fibbed, but don’t we get credit for the ingenuity?”

    That’s fun.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:37 pm:

    “Meh. Look at the bright side. We can’t lose an election for a seat not up, amirite?”

    - ILGOP, maybe


  14. - Steve Rogers - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:37 pm:

    ===can not and will not let this dangerous act stand. We must send the message…that this despicable act will not be tolerated.===

    I assume the ILGOP was just as outraged when Ted Nugent said that President Obama could “suck on my machine gun;” and said Obama should be “hung;” and that Nugent would either be “dead or in jail” after the 2012 election.


  15. - CubsFan16 - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:41 pm:

    Is it misleading? Sure. Not the first misleading fundraising letter, won’t be the last.


  16. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:42 pm:

    ===Not the first misleading fundraising letter===

    Including the update, it’s one of the most misleading fundraising appeals I’ve ever seen.


  17. - Token Conservative - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:42 pm:

    Yes, because all of those Dem mailers that claim Republican legislative candidates will cut Social Security and Medicare are on the up-and-up…

    It’s politics, of course there’s hyperbole to a fundraising email. Have you seen the crap the DCCC or the NRCC puts out everyday?


  18. - Iggy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:45 pm:

    and JB ran on his hatred for trump

    whats your point in all of this?


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:50 pm:

    ===and JB ran on his hatred for trump

    whats your point in all of this?===

    … Rauner ran away from Trump… until, in costume, Rauner tried to see Trump downstate.

    The point?

    While without question, it’s a vile thing these pictures. Trump still polls poorly.


  20. - JS Mill - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:52 pm:

    =The GOP’S intentions do not matter; =

    Only if you do not value truth and honesty. I guess those characteristics are not important to you.

    Now we know.


  21. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 1:55 pm:

    Seems the National Republican Campaign Committee is fundraising over the Greenland flab so maybe there is a trend in the country?

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/22/donald-trump-greenland-t-shirt-1471960


  22. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:09 pm:

    Meh, I would do the same thing. It’s designed to get people mad and donate.


  23. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:11 pm:

    ===I would do the same thing. It’s designed to get people mad and donate.===

    … by misleading them?

    Um, ok.


  24. - Ashland Adam - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:12 pm:

    Jason Gonzalez could run as a Republican.


  25. - Token Conservative - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:29 pm:

    ===I would do the same thing. It’s designed to get people mad and donate.===

    … by misleading them?

    Um, ok.

    Because Democrats NEVER do that.


  26. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:30 pm:

    Oswego Willy - are you under the impression that politicians never mislead in order to gain votes or popularity?

    https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/22/its-all-show-business/


  27. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:32 pm:

    ===never mislead in order to gain votes or popularity?===

    We were talking about you scamming to fundraise.

    Keep up.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:33 pm:

    ===Because Democrats NEVER do that.===

    So your *own* integrity equals being a low as another’s low integrity?

    That’s telling.


  29. - Token Conservative - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:52 pm:

    ===So your *own* integrity equals being a low as another’s low integrity?

    That’s telling.===

    I won’t hold my breath to wait for you to call out your own team.


  30. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 2:54 pm:

    ===I won’t hold my breath to wait for you to call out your own team.==

    For the love of Pete, stop being a victim and read above.

    The ridiculousness of the ILGOP here… you think I’m defending them?

    Geez…


  31. - Smartypants - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 4:08 pm:

    Uhm, Sandoval just started a 4 year term in January.


  32. - JS Mill - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 4:22 pm:

    OW, I think what he is saying is that you are a democrat. (I learned to speak “Victimese”)


  33. - Ike - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 4:31 pm:

    Token - republicans do want to cut social security and Medicare. They say it themselves.


  34. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 4:35 pm:

    - JS Mill -

    Aw, I know. Victims rarely say what they mean. It’s fun.

    :)


  35. - Union Thug Gramma - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 5:58 pm:

    Token Conservative:
    Yes, because all of those Dem mailers that claim Republican legislative candidates will cut Social Security and Medicare are on the up-and-up…
    Just an FYI, Moscow Mitch (and other R’s) has given interviews saying that the problem IS Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. If you don’t know, a major part of Medicaid gets paid out to Nursing homes for working and middle class seniors.


  36. - Just Me - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 8:02 pm:

    Oswego Willy - the Illinois House Democrats routinely run campaigns on saving Social Security and Medicare — two issues that the Illinois General Assembly has zero policy making authority. But, it works to raise money and get people fired up. I trust you’ll have similar snide comments to make when DPI brings those issues up again in 2020.


  37. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 8:29 pm:

    ===…the Illinois House Democrats routinely run campaigns on saving Social Security and Medicare — two issues that the Illinois General Assembly has zero policy making authority===

    … and yet, it was Proft’s news agency that highlighted that, a sweet irony to honesty.

    Are we doing “whataboutisms”?

    “I can be ethically challenged, because they are?”

    Still makes you just as ethically challenged, but ya feel better?

    === But, it works to raise money and get people fired up.===

    I don’t think i said “hey, good for them” during those times. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I didn’t do that.

    ===I trust you’ll have similar snide comments to make when DPI brings those issues up again in 2020.===

    Hmm. I’m pretty sure I will. Considering I have in the past, even when it was ironically brought up by Proft.

    All this pearl clutching about “my” take.

    Use the google. Odds are, y’all will find what I wrote, lol


  38. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 22, 19 @ 8:43 pm:

    Also, - Just Me -

    Is it gross incompetence or willful deception this ILGOP thingy and Sandoval not even being on the ballot?

    As pathetic as they’ve been, maybe it *is* both? Their gross incompetence can’t fathom the irony of purposeful deception?

    Who knows.


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