For Immediate Release:
Monday February 15, 2021
Dan Kovats, Executive Director
(773) 351-7818 |

Rauner 2.0 enters race for Illinois Governor

Illinoisans should be wary of Paul Schimpf

Springfield, IL – This morning, former State Senator Paul Schimpf formally announced his intentions to run for Governor of Illinois. Following the announcement, President Kristina Zahorik of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) released the following statement:

“Illinoisans should be very wary of this wolf in sheep’s clothing. Paul Schimpf has built a facade of being pro-labor and moderate. When given the opportunity to prove that during his short time in the Illinois Senate, he opposed key labor issues like supporting increasing the minimum wage. He also consistently voted to extend the Rauner budget crisis that crippled our state. So which position makes Paul Schimpf a moderate? Denying working men and women a livable wage? Or decimating social services that provide our state with vital support? Illinoisan have seen this show before from the Republican Party. We rejected Bruce Rauner and we’ll reject Paul Schimpf.”


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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