DuPAGE County - Republican DuPage County leaders that endorsed Governor Rauner in the upcoming IL GOP gubernatorial primary upset local conservatives like West Suburban Patriot founder Carol Davis.
Davis' group <members> - known as one of the nation's largest active Tea Party orgs - officially endorsed supports Jeanne Ives in the upcoming IL GOP primary race. (See endorsement correction below the fold)
"I founded West Suburban Patriots nine years ago, and I lead the group to this day. Some DuPage County 'leaders' on this list portray themselves as people who share the principles and values of our organization. Some have been given brief opportunities to speak at our meeting," Davis said on her Facebook page.
NOTE: IR apologizes and corrects the story to list those groups that HAVE endorsed Ives - which this group did not.Ives lists groups that have endorsed her as the Northwest Side GOP Club, Wheatland Township Republican Organization, Fremont Township Republican Organization, Republican Organization of Wheeling Township, Chicago GOP, Batavia Township Republican Organization, Wauconda Township Republican Organization, Republican Assembly of Lake County, and Tax Accountability (Taxpayers United of America).
"I am putting them on notice: if YOUR NAME is legitimately on this list endorsing Rauner, you DO NOT share our values. As long as I lead this organization, your opportunity to address our attendees is over. In your endorsement of Rauner you have betrayed every value & principle that we stand for and work our @#$%& off for every day.
"YOU are part of the problem in this state: a GOP which stands for NOTHING and has NO MORAL COMPASS."
Bob Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney
Fred Bucholz, DuPage County Recorder
Gwen Henry, DuPage County Treasurer
Paul Hinds, DuPage County Clerk
Richard Jorgenson, DuPage County Coroner
Greg Hart, DuPage County Board
Brian Krajewski, DuPage County Board and DuPage County Republican Party Chairman
Sean Noonan, DuPage County Board
Don Puchalski, DuPage County Board
Kevin Wiley, DuPage County Board
James Zay, DuPage County Board
Rich Veenstra, Mayor of Addison
Richard Irvin, Mayor of Aurora
Chuck Nelson, Deputy Mayor of Aurora
Kevin Wallace, Village President of Bartlett
Franco Coladipietro, Village President of Bloomingdale
Len Austin, Village President of Clarendon Hills
Martin Tully, Mayor of Downers Grove
Steven Morley, Mayor of Elmhurst
Rodney Craig, Mayor of Hanover Park
Jeff Pruyn, Mayor of Itasca
John Egofske, Mayor of Lemont
Ken McClafferty, Village Trustee of Lemont
Kevin Coyne, City Councilman of Naperville
Ruben Pineda, Mayor of West Chicago
Noreen Ligino-Kubinski, Alderman of West Chicago
Michael Gresk, Mayor of Wheaton
Todd Scalzo, City Councilman of Wheaton
Frank Trilla, Mayor of Willowbrook
Jim Mathieson, Wheaton Community Unit School District 200 Member