Mark called me about noon with nine questions about the upcoming Republican primary election.
First, he wanted to know whether I considered myself a Republican.
Next, he wanted to know what faction (although he didn’t use that term). First was “conservative.”
He asked whether I belonged to any Tea Party group.
Was I a member of a Republican Party organization?
Next he listed five potential Republican candidates for Governor in the following order:
- State Senator Bill Brady
- State Senator Kirk Dillard
- State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
- WLS Talk Show Host Dan Proft
- Businessman Bruce Rauner
There was no opportunity to say “undecided,” so I didn’t punch any button on the phone.
That provoked the robo-call to repeat the question.
To avoid being caught in an infinite loop, I pressed the “other” button.
Candidates for Illinois Attorney General were tested next:
- Tom Cross
- Jim Durkin
Then there was a question about whom I would support for State Treasurer.
The two candidates whose names were given were
- Bob Grogan
- Bob Schillerstrom
Both are from DuPage County. Schillerstrom was County Board Chairman when ran for Governor last time and, while withdrawing, it was too late to get his name off the ballot and probably cost Dillard the primary nomination. Schillerstrom is also one of the DuPage County politicians who agreed to triple McHenry and the other collar county’s RTA sales tax from one quarter to three quarters of one percent. (I probably have spelled Grogan’s name wrong. The recording said he was DuPage County Auditor, I think. I admit to having not heard of him before.)
Additional information requested pertained to
No indication as to who paid for the survey.
Two weeks ago Bruce Rauner’s folks called asking for similar information. He did not include Proft’s name as a possible gubernatorial candidate and did not poll on AG or State Treasurer.