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Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

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The Tazewell County Republican Party in cooperation with the Peoria County Republican Party and the Woodford County Republican Party will host the Central Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Forum at Five Points Washington, 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington, IL from 7pm – 9pm, Monday, April 25th, 2022.

The candidates who will be attending this forum are Senator Darren Bailey, Gary Rabine, Paul Schimpf, Jesse Sullivan, and Max Solomon.

Seems like a certain Aurora somebody is missing. Hmm.

* Speaking of the governor’s race…

…Adding… Eliza Glezer at JB for Governor…

Any reasonable person, but especially a candidate for the highest office in the state, should not be raffling off guns while voting against common-sense gun legislation like background checks to protect Illinois families from senseless gun violence. This is just another example of how out of touch and extreme Darren Bailey’s conservative views are, which will not bode well for his chances at winning this election.

* Dan Brady campaign…

Illinois Secretary of State candidate Dan Brady, a Bloomington Republican, has pledged to take specific actions as Secretary of State to stop the rash of gasoline thefts that are currently plaguing Illinois car dealerships.

“With gasoline at $4.50 a gallon and unattended cars sitting in dealership lots, the temptation to make a quick, illegal profit has proven to be too hard to resist for many criminals,” Brady said. “I plan to use the resources of the Secretary of State’s office to help keep fuel in the cars and put thieves behind bars.”

Once elected, Brady will convene a special task force consisting of Secretary of State Police, local law enforcement officials and car dealer trade association representatives to come up with ways to help prevent these brazen parking lot thefts, which often result in expensive damage to the targeted vehicles. Since Secretary of State Police officers are frequently at car dealerships as part of their routine duties, Brady will also direct those officers to work with individual dealers to heighten security and to recommend additional anti-theft measures they may take.

“I realize this problem is occurring now and can’t wait until after the election for a solution,” Brady said. “So I encourage current Secretary of State Jesse White to take these ideas and run with them. Gasoline thieves don’t care about your political party affiliation.”

The Illinois Secretary of State Police Division helps to regulate the automotive industry in Illinois by tracking auto thieves, conducting surveillance on suspected “chop shops,” infiltrating auto theft rings, investigating fraudulent state identification documents and conducting “sting” operations.

* Matt Sheehan

The objection adjudication process began Tuesday, bringing forth multiple challenges against Central Illinois political candidates’ petitions. […]

Political newcomer Travis Weaver is also being challenged. Weaver tells WMBD it’s a “tactic being used by his opponent.”

    “I’ve had multiple legal professionals tell me this is one of the most frivolous challenges they’ve ever seen. It’s a clear tactic by my opponent to distract from the fact that he has an anti-business, anti-farmer voting record and is incredibly conflicted as he is a State Rep while also being mayor.”

    “The challenge alleges that I don’t live at the address I claim because it is listed as a wedding venue. There is a barn on the property that is becoming a wedding venue, but anybody can drive down War Memorial towards Kickapoo and see there is clearly a home. And if they drive by late at night or early in the morning they’ll see my car parked in the driveway.”

    “The challenge also alleges I lived in Chicago until recently because that is where Caterpillar listed my office address. This is a shot in the dark. Everybody in Peoria knows that Cat was fully remote during the pandemic. I did hold a temporary residence there at one time, but my priories were always in Central Illinois and I fully transitioned home once remote work began over two years ago.”

    - Travis Weaver | IL-93 Candidate (R)

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The Roast of Dan Proft from AM 560 The Answer on Vimeo.

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  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 1:44 pm:

    ===Seems like a certain Aurora somebody is missing. Hmm.===

    Maybe they don’t wanna own the libs?

  2. - NIU Grad - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 1:49 pm:

    “Illinois Secretary of State candidate Dan Brady”

    Holy moly, I forgot he was still in this…

  3. - Rudy’s teeth - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 1:54 pm:

    About Bailey’s fundraiser
    This has to be a first for an Illinois governor’s race…at the Sundance Saloon no less.

    Like walking into the Star Wars bar scene.

  4. - Blue Dog - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 1:56 pm:

    I’m a sucker for a gun raffle. looks like Bailey’s getting a hundo.

  5. - Norseman - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 2:04 pm:

    Bailey knows nothing turns on a GOP manly man like a good ole gun raffle. Yahoo.

  6. - PublicServant - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 2:06 pm:

    === Seems like a certain Aurora somebody is missing. Hmm. ===

    Meh, not to be outdone, he’ll probably be holding a tank raffle soon.

  7. - Buford - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 2:08 pm:

    $10 to watch Florida Man be roasted? I can get that for free in the Capfax comment section.

  8. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 2:12 pm:

    ===Max Solomon===

    “Is there *anyone* that we can invite other than Richard Irvin?”

    - Tazewell County Republican Party, maybe?

  9. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 2:14 pm:

    “This is just another example of how out of touch and extreme Darren Bailey’s conservative views are”

    Which is why the DGA is helping him. But, for those of us who will vote Republican this primary, Bailey is quite Republican, not someone supporting BLM and Pritzker just the other day and remade at casting central. Patriots like us (hey, a lot is performative anyway) need a real GOP.

  10. - Blue Dog - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 2:29 pm:

    Just maybe I’ll be the only one buying raffle tickets and I can win all them goodies.

  11. - Mason Born - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 2:39 pm:

    The gun raffle seems like a regional thing. Down here a gun raffle isn’t exactly unusual fundraiser. Our local club has a monthly raffle along with their Queen of Hearts drawing and use the money to fund things like Easter egg hunts for kids in town, funds the homecoming etc. And before anyone asks if you win the raffle you still have to get the NCIS check, have a foid card, wait the 1 or 3 day waiting period if you can’t do all that you don’t get the gun.

    That said while it may be normal here I could see it being a negative in a statewide race as it seems not as common in the Chicago area.

  12. - Bruce( no not him) - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 3:21 pm:

    Downstate, gun raffles are common, and not at all unusual.
    I don’t support bailey, but you can’t win if you don’t play.

  13. - Amalia - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 3:27 pm:

    follow the money. follow the guns.

  14. - Fixer - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 3:33 pm:

    Good statement from Brady regarding Jesse White. Depending on who comes out of the primary I could see voting for him.

  15. - Arsenal - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 3:34 pm:

    ==Down here a gun raffle isn’t exactly unusual fundraiser.==

    Not at all, and while this really might be the first time one was been used for a major GOV candidate, it was only a matter of time.

    And Pritzker attacking Bailey for this will only help Bailey.

  16. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 3:35 pm:

    ===will only help Bailey===



  17. - JS Mill - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 4:01 pm:

    If you know any of the Woodford County Board members or gop organization members you would immediately know why Irvin was not invited. Immediately. Only Bailkey is “conservative” enough for them and they are equally as hypocritical.

    Dan Brady may have well said he will call out the national guard. The sec state police are there for trucking and such, not law enforcement in the traditional sense.

    Maybe Irvin will declare that he will call out a drone strike next.

  18. - Unionman - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 4:11 pm:

    Do you think Bailey applied for a raffle license?

  19. - Just Me 2 - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 4:49 pm:

    I don’t get Bailey’s end game unless it is to just raise a bunch of money and name ID to run for Congress down the road. I really despise pols whose only goal is to keep running for higher office and more power.

  20. - FormerParatrooper - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 4:50 pm:

    Blue Dog you won’t be the only ticket. I like that Remington 12 ga.

    I remember our neighbors were very involved in the Catholic Church and they had a raffle for firearms for different charities. One I remember in particular was a M1903 (WWI battle rifle) that I bought a few tickets for with my lawn mowing earnings. This was the early 80’s. A local VFW I belonged too also had firearm raffles.

    Whoever wins these raffles will still need a FOID, background check and abide by the waiting period.

  21. - DougChicago - Thursday, Mar 31, 22 @ 9:52 pm:

    Who would pay $9.99 to watch people talk about Dan Proft? He can’t get many people to listen to him for free on the radio as his ratings demonstrate.

  22. - sal-says - Friday, Apr 1, 22 @ 6:38 am:

    == So I encourage current Secretary of State Jesse White to take these ideas and run with them. ==

    Ideas ! Task forces & good wishes are swell, but nothing more than campaign spew. Ideas !

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