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MAGA Voters Send a $50 Million G.O.P. Plan Off the Rails in Illinois

Added 06-27-22 12:40:04am EST - “Republican leaders think a moderate nominee for governor could beat Gov. J.B. Pritzker. But the party's base seems to prefer a far-right state senator ?" and he is getting help from Mr. Pritzker.” - Nytimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nytimes.com: “MAGA Voters Send a $50 Million G.O.P. Plan Off the Rails in Illinois”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republican leaders think a moderate nominee for governor could beat Gov. J.B. Pritzker. But the party’s base seems to prefer a far-right state senator — and he is getting help from Mr. Pritzker.

LINCOLN, Ill. — Darren Bailey, the front-runner in the Republican primary for governor of Illinois, was finishing his stump speech last week at a senior center in this Central Illinois town when a voice called out: “Can we pray for you?”

Mr. Bailey readily agreed. The speaker, a youth mentor from Lincoln named Kathy Schmidt, placed her right hand on his left shoulder while he closed his eyes and held out his hands, palms open.

“More than anything,” she prayed, “I ask for that, in this election, you raise up the righteous and strike down the wicked.”

The wicked, in this case, are the Chicago-based moderates aiming to maintain control over the Illinois Republican Party. And the righteous is Mr. Bailey, a far-right state senator who is unlike any nominee the party has put forward for governor in living memory.

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