March 21 Morning Edition

— Who won the contested races that were on the Republican ballot in your precinct? Rauner/Sanguinetti, Harold, Grant, Mendrick, Eckhoff, and Zaruba won the races that were on the Republican ballot in my precinct.


In DuPage County, Rauner/Sanguinetti got 33,157 (48%) votes and Ives/Morthland got 35,965 (52%) votes; Harold got 35,046 (55%) votes and Grasso got 28,950 (45%) votes; Mendrick got 39,198 (60%) votes and Bibbiano got 25,748 (40%) votes; and the DuPage County Election Commission consolidation question got 76,887 (56%) Yes votes and 59,256 (44%) no votes.


To defeat the Democrats on November 6, 2018, a) I urge all the candidates who won to seek the support of those candidates who lost and b) I urge all those candidates who lost to offer their support for the candidates who won. The winning and losing candidates should stress what they agree on. I urge the Illinois Republican Party and all the Republican county, township, and ward party organizations to schedule unity events ASAP. If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting a unity event.


In my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton, 203 (40%) of its 504 registered voters voted. About half of my precinct was in Ives’ precinct before the 2015 gerrymandering. In the contested Republican races, 64 (61%) voted for Ives and 41 (39%) voted for Rauner; 60 (66%) voted for Harold and 31 (34%) voted for Grasso; 74 (77%) voted for Grant, 16 (17%) voted for Minor and 6 (6%) voted for Byrne; 55 (58%) voted for Mendrick and 40 (42%) voted for Bibbiano; 49 (30%) voted for Tatro, 40 (25%) voted for Eckhoff, 32 (20%) voted for Zaruba, 24 (15%) voted for Chinchilla, 14 (9%) voted for McGowen, and 4 (2%) voted for Almiron. 77 voted for me.


Sooner or later, if not already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout at the aforesaid candidates that they got far fewer votes in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois BECAUSE OF ME AND BECAUSE OF MY GOPUSA ILLINOIS EMAILS. – Dave Diersen


— Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is in big trouble in November – NATASHA KORECKI (DIERSEN: Obviously, Rauner has been erroneously listening to those who say that there are only a very few voters in Illinois who support the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)


— Illinois Primary 2018: Bruce Rauner wins tight race against Jeanne Ives for GOP nomination – Ravi Baichwal and Rob Elgas


— Voting Machine Issue in DuPage County Snarls Illinois Primary Vote Count


— Campaign between Rauner, Pritzker expected to be expensive, brutal and long – Rick Pearson

— 10 things to know about Tuesday’s primary election results

— Estimates of voter turnout in Chicago, Cook County ‘disappointing,’ official says – Juan Perez Jr.
— Rauner, Pritzker and ‘whatever it takes’ – Editorial
— Leader not ready to claim victory in tight 3-way Republican race in 10th Congressional District – Karen Berkowitz
— DuPage County election results delayed for hours by ‘technical difficulties’


— Rauner declares victory, Ives admits her revolt ‘fell just a bit short’ – Mitchell Armentrout and Sam Charles


— DuPage County has trouble counting ballots after problems with voting machines – Robert Sanchez
— Rauner, Pritzker set for big money showdown – Marni Pyke
— Four DuPage County townships (Bloomingdale, Wayne, Milton and York) want to keep extra patrols – Robert Sanchez
— Khouri wins GOP nod in 49th House District – Katlyn Smith
— Grant victorious in House Dist. 42 after Burt Minor controversy – Burt Constable
— Downers Grove scientist Casten beats Mazeski in congressional challenge to Roskam – Marie Wilson
— Underwood coasts in Democratic primary for 14th Congressional District – James Fuller
— Two incumbents breeze to GOP primary win DuPage District 6 – Robert Sanchez


— Gov. Rauner ekes out victory over Jeanne Ives – Doug Finke
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Voters support recreational pot use in Chicago


— State Rep. Jeanne Ives concedes to Rauner in Republican gubernatorial primary – ERIC SCHELKOPF (DIERSEN: The many attendees included Biggins, Berner, Carlson, Cleveland, Dangelo, Falbo, Holan, Holder, Johnson, Lollino, Morthland, Morrison, Napolitano, Proft, Ryan, Shaw, Smith, Vician, and Wehling.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even though state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, fell short in her bid to topple Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary, she told her supporters they had plenty of reasons to be proud. “It is still one of the most historic nights ever in the state of Illinois,” Ives said, in addressing her supporters gathered March 20 at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn. “You know and I know that Bruce Rauner had to be challenged in this election… A popular revolt against the political ruling class fell just a bit short.” “What you should know was that this campaign was started on faith,” Ives said. “We had no money. We had no team. We had a lot of grassroots supporters who knew that we needed to stand up once and for all against people that did not adhere to our policies and our party’s platform. And that’s what we did. We stood up tonight. We stood up every day for the last four and a half months, and we finished this campaign strong. We proved that the grassroots cannot be taken advantage of.” Ives sparked controversy with a campaign ad against Rauner addressing issues such as gender identity, abortion and immigration. However, she defended the ad. “What the commercial that is generating the expected hysteria from the expected quarters attempted to do – admittedly, provocatively – was to properly and truthfully characterize the extreme issue positions Rauner took and their implications,” Ives previously said in a speech at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. “The commercial does not attack people. It tackles issues by truthfully illustrating the constituencies Rauner has chosen to serve to the exclusion of others.”)
— Mendrick defeats Bibbiano in DuPage County sheriff’s race


— Kinzinger wins in landslide – David Giuliani


— Jason Plummer Wins Republican Nomination for 54th State Senate Plummer Bests Three Other Candidates to Win the Nomination. Right Now There Is No Democratic Candidate.


— Amy Grant Wins GOP Nomination For IL State House, 42nd District Grant defeated Burt Minor and Ryan Byrne to win the Republican nomination Tuesday night. – Lisa Marie Farver


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
— The next governor of Illinois: A superrich white guy – Ryan Smith


— Math: The Biggest Loser in Illinois Election – Mark Glennon


— House minority leader fends off challenge from Mickey Straub – Glenn Minnis


— Ives Carries McHenry County – Cal Skinner


— Lack of transparency catching up with Rauner – W.J. Kennedy
— Watchdogs: Gov Rauner hiding truths from taxpayers once more disclosing public records of attorneys




— DGA trolls Rauner for not calling Ives, but Ives doesn’t want to talk to him (DIERSEN: To this day, those who supported Jim Ryan in the 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary election blame those who supported Pat O’Malley in that primary election for Ryan’s defeat in the general election. They especially blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
— DGA also launches a new online ad
— Pritzker fires back with his own online ad
— Republicans react to primary wins
— ICPR: Rauner raised most per vote by far
— Casten will face Roskam
— New Rauner ad uses Biss and Kennedy against Pritzker


— GOP Voters Almost Sent Illinois’ Sitting Governor Packing Bruce Rauner edged out a primary challenger on Tuesday, and his re-election chances don’t look great. – DAVID BYLER


— Jeanne Ives Concedes Stunningly Close Illinois Primary Race to Bruce Rauner – JOEL B. POLLAK2


— Pro-abortion Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner defeats pro-life challenger in GOP primary – Calvin Freiburger


— Conservative students find it harder to speak out (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in Illinois that dominate Republican individuals, Republican organizations, Republican companies, and Republican governments in Illinois DO NOT WANT ANYONE to speak out in favor of the traditional family, right to life, immigration, or any of the rest of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
— In Connecticut, even kindergartners were used to advance gun control


— Anti-abortion Democrat Dan Lipinski wins primary fight – LISA HAGEN AND BEN KAMISAR
— Illinois governor narrowly survives tight primary – REID WILSON


— Breitbart’s readership plunges The onetime voice of the pro-Trump alt right struggles to find a niche without its driving force, Steve Bannon. – JASON SCHWARTZ (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. QUESTION: Who do they want to replace me with? ANSWER: Obviously, with someone who they can manipulate/dominate.)


— Illinois Republican governor narrowly defeats pro-Trump primary challenger – Amber Phillips
— Trump’s reelection campaign calls for adding citizenship question to 2020 census amid criticism that he is politicizing the count – Tara Bahrampour


— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Cook County Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure – Tom Angell (DIERSEN: If you smoke pot, if you want to smoke pot, and/or if you want others to smoke pot, you shout you have serious mental problems.)


— Incumbents and Big Spenders Win Illinois Primary – But Only by a Hair – Ed Kilgore


— Trump’s Federal Workforce Goals: Streamline Firing, Automate Jobs – Eric Katz (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats would use any streamlined firing to fire their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)


— Rauner Dismissed Ives as “Fringe” – Now He’s Battling for His Political Career (DIERSEN: Who dismisses you as being “fringe?” Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs dismiss me as being “fringe.”)

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.