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IL GOP Finally Gives Up, Picks Democrat as New Party Chair

-By Doug Ibendahl Unfortunately that’s not an Onion headline. Today the eighteen members of the Illinois Republican Party’s state central committee chose one of their own, Jack Dorgan, to replace Pat Brady as the new State GOP Chairman. Except for … Continue reading

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The Choice for Ill. GOP Chairman Should Be Jim Nalepa

When I think about the qualities that would be best in the next Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party the following come to mind: Experienced and enthusiastic public speaker who can inspire crowds and properly handle media opportunities. Not an … Continue reading

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Runner Up Choice for Illinois GOP Chairman: Don Tracy

One of the strong positives about Don Tracy is that he holds firmly and passionately to his convictions. The late Dan Zanoza (died too young, great guy) of Republicans for Fair Media invited 2010 candidates to submit op-eds to his … Continue reading

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No Sign of Leadership in Race for New Illinois GOP Chair

-By Doug Ibendahl The Illinois Republican Party’s governing board, the state central committee, is scheduled to meet this Saturday, June 1, at the Hilton in Springfield to pick a new state chairman. There are reportedly eight “finalists” for the chairman’s … Continue reading

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Lori Yokoyama, Good But Not Enough Experience

There is a lot to like about Lori Yokoyama as a candidate for Illinois Republican State Party Chairman. First of all she has a very impressive resume as a lawyer, as a Professor at DePaul University’s College of Law, and … Continue reading

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Timothy Schneider, Good But Not Quite

Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. “Tim” Schneider brings some very good assets to the table in his bid for Chairman of the IL Republican Party. Schneider is well positioned geographically in the Elgin and Bartlett area. Those are important swing … Continue reading

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Mark Shaw: Also Not The Right Man for Illinois GOP Chairman

There are positives about 10th Congressional District State Central Committeeman Mark Shaw. First of all he founded his own law firm in 1995 after completing his education as a pharmacist and working in that field at the start of his … Continue reading

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Angel Garcia, the Wrong Choice to Cure the Illinois GOP

3rd Congressional District Committeeman Angel Garcia is the next candidate I recommend for removal from consideration for the Illinois Republican Party Chairman post. Garcia has shown little respect for the Illinois Republican Party platform, taking demonstrable actions against it over … Continue reading

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Ill GOP Chaiman Choices: John ‘Jack’ Dorgan Represents the Worst of the Illinois GOP

The very last thing that the Illinois Republican Party needs is to turn over the reins of the Republican Party to a full time lobbyist who has given large amounts of money to Democrat Party candidates and with a questionable … Continue reading

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