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*** UPDATED x2 *** Sanguinetti bows out of congressional race

Friday, Oct 11, 2019

* From Evelyn Sanguinetti via a campaign spokesperson…

It is with deep regret that I must announce that I have officially decided to end my campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress for the 6th Congressional District of Illinois. I want to thank everyone that supported me through volunteering, financial contributions, and words of encouragement and support. I am sorry if this announcement lets you down.

Although I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination if I stayed in the race, the question in my mind is at what cost. There has been enough destruction in the Republican Party from past election cycles, and I choose not to contribute further to it by engaging in a costly and negative campaign against my opponents. I wish the remaining candidates all the best, and I encourage all Republicans to unite behind the eventual nominee for the good of the Party and more importantly the Nation as we continue the fight to stop socialism and to protect the American Dream for future generations.

That pretty much clears the deck for Jeanne Ives, who reported raising $340,298.13 during her first quarter in the race.

*** UPDATE 1 *** Greg Hinz

A source who would know tells me she raised only about $50,000 in the third quarter—a paltry figure by any measure, and certainly well under the $340,000 Ives garnered.

Yeesh.

*** UPDATE 1 *** DCCC…

DCCC spokesperson Andy Orellana released the following statement after NRCC touted recruit Evelyn Sanguinetti announced she was dropping out of the Republican primary in Illinois 6th Congressional District:

“Today’s announcement that Evelyn Sanguinetti will be dropping out of the Republican primary in Illinois’s 6th Congressional District underscores just how toxic the Trump agenda is in communities across the country. While firebrand conservative Jeanne Ives campaigns on her promise to be a rubber stamp for the Trump agenda of sowing division between neighbors, higher taxes for homeowners, and skyrocketing health care costs for families, Sean Casten is focused on delivering for Illinois families.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

60 Comments
  1. - Fav Human - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:18 pm:

    Seeing the light. I wonder how her fund raises was going? Ives did 300K+ just recently


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:21 pm:

    This is a Friday News Dump.


  3. - Fav Human - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:24 pm:

    Seeing the light. I do wonder how her fund raising was going. But really…

    She should have KNOWN Ives was going to jump in. She wasn’t able to fund raise?


  4. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:24 pm:

    If Slip and Sue would like, I’ll write the email for her to get hired by the Pritzker Administration.


  5. - Shark Sandwich - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:25 pm:

    “Sanguinetti Slips Out of Sixth”


  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:26 pm:

    There’s about a half a dozen insurance underwriters who are breathing a bit easier today.

    Not enough magic to keep ole Slip and Sue in.


  7. - Skeptic - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:28 pm:

    Shark Sandwich says Slip’n'Sue Sanguinetti Stop Search for Selection in Sixth.


  8. - Gooner - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:29 pm:

    That sure makes re-elect easier for Casten.
    Slip and Sue was not a good candidate, but she was far better than Ives.

    The race though points to a problem that the ILGOP has to face.

    Sanguinetti would have had a very tough time in the primary. GOP primary voters would likely have preferred Ives. They like to blame Madigan for everything, but yet they put up the likes of Ives for competitive seats.


  9. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:31 pm:

    My condolences Willy on having your joke supply cut short.

    Hadn’t been following closely but was it a lack of money or support issue? Say want you want about Ives but she has some rabid support. Some would say literally.


  10. - Ducky LaMoore - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:36 pm:

    It was clear from the very beginning, Jeanne Ives was going to eat her lunch. I think I predicted Sanguinetti out by the first of the year. I thought she would at least make it through Halloween, though.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:37 pm:

    ===having your joke supply cut short===

    Slip and Sue was magical, that’s true. I kinda feel sorry for her. My hope is in an Onion-Like rebirth she’ll be appointed to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission as a a commissioner or a legal counsel, that press release writes itself.

    @FakeSlipAndSue - The magic ran out. Please check my LinkedIn page if you are looking to hire me, i come with my own liability insurance.


  12. - Nick Name - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:39 pm:

    Who?


  13. - Blue Dog Dem - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:40 pm:

    I wonder if that trip to Ukraine weighed in on this decision…..s/


  14. - Lord of the Fries - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:41 pm:

    Congratulations to Sean Casten on his reelection in 2020.


  15. - The Captain - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:45 pm:

    If Rauner and allies had come through with the funds she’d still be in the race. Kind of eye-opening that they’re not.

    Also, primaries are different from generals but Rauner has largely funded the state leg efforts for the last few cycles, it has to be a concern to them that he isn’t helping his Lt. Gov now, will he be there for the SGOP & HGOP next year?


  16. - Soccermom - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:46 pm:

    I remember once my mom was frothing about how Rauner should be impeached and removed from office. I said, “You think we’d do better under Governor Sanguinetti?” My mom said, “Who?”


  17. - NIU Grad - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:46 pm:

    While the odds will be high for Casten…the thought of Ives as the standard-bearer in a previously solid R seat gives me chills. A little too close for comfort…


  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:48 pm:

    ===There has been enough destruction in the Republican Party from past election cycles, and I choose not to contribute further to it by engaging in a costly and negative campaign against my opponents.===

    … says the person Bruce Rauner hired. Says the person who sat back and watched Bruce Rauner purge the House and Senate of non-Raunerites. Says the person who sought work in the Quinn Administration but sat silent for the entire 99th General Assembly as Rauner tried to implode Illinois.

    Good riddance, now I don’t feel bad for her.


  19. - Hon. Don G. - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:49 pm:

    Slip’n’Sue Sanguinetti Stop Search for Selection in Sixth; Sources Say Secondarily Studying Shot at Selling Seashells by the Seashore…


  20. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:51 pm:

    ===primaries are different from generals but Rauner has largely funded the state leg efforts for the last few cycles, it has to be a concern to them that he isn’t helping his Lt. Gov now, will he be there for the SGOP & HGOP next year?===

    Bruce and Diana Rauner are indeed Tom and Daisy Buchanan.

    They broke the ILGOP, they are careless people. They will leave it to others to fix it.

    Tim Schneider isn’t one to fix things.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 1:58 pm:

    If it turns out to be Ives and Oberweis out in the burbs, how exciting it’ll be for HGOP and SGOP candidates running with those two.


  22. - Tommydanger - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:00 pm:

    Slip Sliding Away: Slip Shod campaign by Slip-N-Sue causes Sue to Slip out the back.

    There must be 50 ways to leave the campaign


  23. - Fav Human - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:02 pm:

    “how exciting it’ll be for HGOP and SGOP candidates”

    They can point at Sandoval & Cullerton, and blame their opponent for supporting that sort of flagrant corruption.

    Which is the larger albatross??


  24. - Fav Human - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:03 pm:

    And for the record, I don’t think it will be Oberweis.

    I’m thinking it will be the ND guy..


  25. - Nick - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:05 pm:

    Wow.

    I knew her Q2 fundraising was weak, but I didn’t expect her to bow out this far in advance of the actual primary. Did Rauner-world and Griffin really not give her *any* support?


  26. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:05 pm:

    ===They can point at Sandoval & Cullerton, and blame their opponent for supporting that sort of flagrant corruption.===

    Rauner tried that “Corrupt Democrat Party”

    How’d that go?

    Trump is on the ballot too.


  27. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:06 pm:

    ===Did Rauner-world and Griffin really not give her *any* support?===

    What did Slip and Sue ever bring to the table?

    They wouldn’t even let her talk unless they had no choice.


  28. - The Dude Abides - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:06 pm:

    In reality she was doomed from the start because she was Rauner’s Lt. Governor and stood by silently while he ran Illinois into the ground.


  29. - Commisar Gritty - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:15 pm:

    I hope Ives wins the primary, she’s too extreme to win any district that isn’t dominated by the same mega-churches that share her fill in the ____-aphobic views.


  30. - wakeup - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:17 pm:

    Congrats to Sean Casten on his victory.


  31. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:22 pm:

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    Find the nearest claim adjuster
    When Evelyn is slip slidin’ away

    She knew a man
    He came to her home town
    He wore a Carhartt for a coat
    Like a phony goat
    He said Evelyn
    I live in fear
    My phony isn’t that overpowering
    I’m afraid that I will disappear

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    I need your Slip and Sue ways before
    My plan starts slip slidin’ away

    She knew a woman
    She was obsessed with her brand
    These are the very words she uses
    To describe her life
    She said a good day
    Ain’t got no GOP
    She said a better day’s when she lied on TV
    And think of things that might have been

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    Find the nearest claim adjuster
    When Evelyn is slip slidin’ away

    And she knew her magic
    It’s how she won
    She longed to sell folks all the reasons
    For the things she’d done
    She came a long way
    Just to explain
    She slipped and fell and sued for teaching
    Then she turned around and headed home again

    She’s slip slidin’
    Slip slidin’ away
    Find the nearest claim adjuster
    When Evelyn is slip slidin’ away

    Bruce only knows
    Bruce made his plan
    The information’s unavailable
    To the insurance man
    She worked her job
    Collected her pay
    Believe we’re gliding down the highway
    When in fact she’s slip slidin’ away

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    Find the nearest claim adjuster
    When Evelyn is slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    Find the nearest claim adjuster
    When Evelyn is slip slidin’ away


  32. - Paddyrollingstone - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:26 pm:

    Rauner tried that “Corrupt Democrat Party”

    How’d that go?

    Trump is on the ballot too.

    Yup. My thoughts exactly.


  33. - @misterjayem - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:27 pm:

    I miss her already.

    – MrJM


  34. - John Lopez - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:30 pm:

    Sanguinetti ran for 6 months. I’m with the majority that fundraising did her in, even though DCCC announced a slight drop off in fundraising for Casten in Q3: $700K instead of Q2 $734K

    Now it’s Ives vs. Dr. Kinzler in 6th primary, and Ives raised over $340K in 75 days.


  35. - Jocko - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:36 pm:

    ==I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination if I stayed in the race==

    Someone got into their January stash a little early./s


  36. - Fav Human - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:37 pm:

    Sanguinetti raised a little over 100K, spend 30K

    Catalina Lauf says she did that much in 30 days (but no filing)

    Amazing if true.

    Although I am in no way surprised that Rauner has taken his money and left the field. If she really counted on him, all the more amazing….


  37. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:38 pm:

    === ==I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination if I stayed in the race==

    Someone got into their January stash a little early./s===

    Quitters claim they “coulda”

    At least unlike the guy that hired her Slip and Sue knows how to quit.


  38. - John Lopez - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:45 pm:

    So 145 people plus ViewPAC listed on Evelyn Sanguinetti’s website endorsing her. Plus 2 months ago she was named an NRCC “On the Radar” in the Young Gun program.

    Goes to show you, lots of people on an endorsement list does not guarantee money. Warning to Jim Oberweis, and I wouldn’t pencil him in yet for next November, given Ted Gradel, Sue Rezin and Catalina Lauf.


  39. - sonny chiss - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:50 pm:

    OW 2:22, nice work…..


  40. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:54 pm:

    - sonny chiss -

    Appreciate that.

    Been a while since a post screamed for song parody

    - Tommydanger - gave the lead-in, as far a credit that’s due goes.

    Maybe Slip and Sue could work with Metra in infrastructure upkeep.


  41. - John Lopez - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 2:59 pm:

    Reminder, though she’s ending her campaign, Sanguinetti must still file her Q3 report, so we’ll see how her fundraising really went. Greg Hinz at Crain’s calling out how “quiet” Sanguinetti had been, especially after Ives announced her 3rd quarter receipts last week was telling.

    In 14th, Lauf is still barnstorming media, Oberweis has a DC fundraiser with Marco Rubio and Francis Rooney on Wednesday, and Rubio in IL at end of month. Rezin is expected to report strong fundraising too.


  42. - Charles Machine - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:01 pm:

    Super Double secret behind the scene’s info: substantial funding group approaching a Evelyn to run for US Senate instead- this will be a three way race with a Willie Wilson self-funding his Independent effort, making this a unique opportunity for IL Republican to take Durbin down


  43. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:04 pm:

    ===Super Double secret behind the scene’s info: substantial funding group approaching a Evelyn to run for US Senate instead- this will be a three way race with a Willie Wilson self-funding his Independent effort, making this a unique opportunity for IL Republican to take Durbin down===

    #FakeNews

    We’ll see.

    Anyone who knows Slip and Sue knows… she’s about people hiring her… now… lol


  44. - Pundent - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:05 pm:

    Not too terribly surprising. Barring impeachment Republicans will be running with Trump at the top of the ticket. They’ll endure endless questions about whether or not they support the president’s agenda and will tie themselves in knots trying to deal with the elephant in the room. But not Jeanne Ives. She’ll have no problem embracing anything and everything connected to Trump. If you think your prospects might be better down the road this is a good cycle to sit on the sidelines.


  45. - John Lopez - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:10 pm:

    I agree with OW, though a semi credible candidate in the 10 person Senate primary would begin to clear field. What little she raised for the 6th could put her in fundraising lead in Senate primary.


  46. - Right Field - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    At least she had the decency to ask that Republicans unite behind the nominee… Something Ives never had the class to do, and I hope she’s paid back in spades for that… she’s earned it.


  47. - John Lopez - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    Think so Pundent? Ives supporting all of President Trump policies? Check this out:

    http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/10/il-06-jeanne-ives-comes-out-in-support-of-increasing-state-and-local-taxes-salt-deduction-limits/


  48. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:14 pm:

    ===At least she had the decency to ask that Republicans unite behind the nominee===

    … as she stood by as Rauner purged for Raunerites.

    Give me a break. Slip and Sue isn’t a uniter by any measure. Nope.

    ===Something Ives never had the class to do===

    Ives helped eradicate Rauner. That’s about it. Everything else she’s stood up for, including that ad she ran that helped take down Rauner is nauseating.


  49. - don the legend - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:20 pm:

    OW, great effort on the song parody. It makes me wonder what happened to Vanilla Man. He was the parody king.


  50. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:21 pm:

    - don the legend -, thanks.

    I could never hold a candle to - VanillaMan -

    Evelyn needed exit music.


  51. - Skeptic - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:23 pm:

    “Been a while since a post screamed for song parody” R.I.P. VanillaMan


  52. - Dozer - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:23 pm:

    those Rauner coatails…


  53. - don the legend - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 3:46 pm:

    Skeptic. I feel terrible. If I knew, I clearly had forgotten that VM had passed away.


  54. - Excitable Boy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 4:10 pm:

    Vman didn’t pass away. His last post used a slur for Hispanics that rhymes with ick and I assume he was banned. I don’t miss him at all.


  55. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 4:28 pm:

    ==Slip slidin’ away==

    Willy,

    You really do need to get a hobby.


  56. - Responsa - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 4:29 pm:

    This is a political blog with (mostly) politically aware people who keep up with the cast of characters on both sides of the aisle. It’s always good to remember that the vast majority of Illinoisans probably couldn’t have told you who the previous Lt. Gov. even was. This no name candidacy by Sanguinetti for congress was doomed to fail.


  57. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 4:31 pm:

    - Streator Curmudgeon -

    Friend, it’s Friday.

    All the damage Rauner did, a parody song ain’t much.

    Be well.


  58. - John Lopez - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 4:36 pm:

    Responsa, what Sanguinetti’s departure really says is running for Congress is something you don’t do like a county board or state legislative race. This is the big leagues, and you have to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to be competitive in a primary, and millions to be competitive and win a general.

    Look at Catalina Lauf in the 14th. No one heard of her 2 months ago, yet in 38 days she raised over $100,000 and will be competitive in the primary. Oberweis and Gradel will be, too, and Sue Rezin should be.

    There are 2-3 candidates in the 14th that better look at Sanguinetti and see that even after raising around $150,000 over a 6-month period, she had to drop out, and the 2-3 better think that way, too, unless they have a stellar 3rd quarter fundraising.


  59. - Conservative Veteran - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 4:43 pm:

    I thought that the conservative primary vote would split between Ives and Kinzler, helping Sanguinetti win the primary with 35%.


  60. - Fav Human - Friday, Oct 11, 19 @ 4:47 pm:

    “split between Ives and Kinzler, ”

    Please. Kinzler won’t even be a worn down speed bump.


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