For Immediate Release:
Tuesday March 30, 2021
Dan Kovats, Executive Director
(773) 351-7818 |

UPDATE: Gary Rabine Clueless, Anti-Democratic

Springfield, IL – Today, Gary Rabine said he was “not smart enough” to know if the November 2020 Presidential election was stolen. Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association President Kristina Zahorik release the following, additional statement:

“Gary Rabine joined the ranks of Illinois Republicans Mike Bost and Mary Miller who do not believe our election was legal or valid. Bost and Miller both voted against certifying the electoral college votes in January, and today Gary Rabine pled ignorant.”

“Gary Rabine is either clueless or part of the conspiracy theory crew who don’t believe Joe Biden was legally elected President. Either one is disqualifying to serve as an elected officeholder.”


Gary Rabine: More of the same, Worst of the bunch

Springfield, IL – Following the announcement that Gary Rabine had announced his candidacy as a Trump Republican for Governor, President Kristina Zahorik of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) released the following statement:

“Gary Rabine is a Trump Republican who stands with some of the most extreme, right-wing politicians: transphobic Jeannie Ives, disgraced Sheriff David Clarke, xenophobic Jim Oberweis, and conspiracy theorist Charlie Kirk.”

Gary Rabine said he’d ‘avoid partisan paralysis’ and ‘surround himself with people who think differently’ but if Jeanne Ives, Jim Oberweis, and Donald Trump are those people then Gary Rabine will just be bringing more extreme right-wing, partisan politics to Illinois.”

Gary Rabine is a council member of Turning Point USA, a conservative student group plagued with controversy as reported by the Anti-Defamation League. Those controversies include their leadership appearing alongside extremists, making racist and bigoted statements, and allegedly cashing in on insider deals with the tax-exempt organizations. ProPublica reported that TPUSA has “made misleading assertions about its finances to state and federal regulators” and uses a connected accounting firm that creates a “dynamic, experts say, imperils independence and undermines the credibility of Turning Point’s financial statements, including its federal tax returns.”

Gary Rabine hosted disgraced, former Sheriff David Clarke at a Trump rally in Illinois even after Clarke advised people how to get away with killing protestors shortly after the Kenosha, Wisconsin killings.


About the IDCCA…

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is a statewide, grassroots Democratic Party organization comprised of the elected Democratic County Chairs in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in every county and region of Illinois while continuing to grow the Democratic Party throughout the state. McHenry County Democratic Chair Kristina Zahorik is the President of the IDCCA.

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