Bailey dominates to take GOP gubernatorial nod


State Sen. Darren Bailey will face Illinois Governor JB Pritzker in November.

State Senator Darren Bailey blew away the rest of the field in Tuesday night’s Illinois GOP primary.

Bailey, who garnered notoriety by opposing Governor JB Pritzker’s COVID policies, will now face the incumbent Democrat in November.

As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bailey had about 57 percent of the vote while the other top contenders, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and entrepreneur Jesse Sullivan, were both held under 20 percent.

“Friends, we know J.B. Pritzker will spend a lot of money trying to fool you…by telling lies about me,” Bailey said. “But as an out-of-touch, trust-fund, elitist billionaire…wasting money and trying to fool working people is what he does best.”

“The voices of working families, parents, taxpayers, law enforcement, and the everyday citizens…voices from the farms, the suburbs, the city of Chicago, and every place in between…tonight, our movement sent a clear message to the establishment and the political elites: we will not be ignored.”

Alexi Giannoulias won the Democratic bid for Secretary of State and will face former Republican State Representative Dan Brady in November in the attempt to succeed the retiring Jesse White.

As of the Tuesday night posting, attorney Tom DeVore was leading the Republican Attorney General race over Steve Kim, but the race had yet to be called. The winner fill face the incumbent, Democrat Kwame Raoul.

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