A press release from State Senator Dan Duffy::
Senator Dan Duffy Endorses Dan McConchie for State Representative in 51st District
LAKE BARRINGTON, August 27, 2015 – Senator Dan Duffy announced today that he is endorsing Dan McConchie for state representative in House District 51. Duffy, the conservative Senator whose district includes House Districts 51 and 52, was first elected to office in 2009 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2012.
“Dan McConchie is the clear choice to be our new state representative in the 51st District,” Duffy stated.
“His extensive state legislative experience, grasp of the issues facing Illinois, and lifelong conservative values make him a perfect fit for our district.
“He has the courage to fight the status quo, and we desperately need his unique problem solving ability down in Springfield. Unlike the other candidate in this race, Dan will not ‘go along to get along.’
“Dan will be an outspoken advocate for our district and fight to make Governor Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda a reality.”
In regards to the other announced candidate in the race, Duffy said,
“I am perplexed and confused to hear another candidate in this race who claims to have Governor Rauner’s endorsement and support.
“There is no ‘anointed candidate’ in this race.
“The Senate district I represent encompasses this House district and at no time did Governor Rauner, or anybody on his staff, tell me that they support any specific candidate.”
“Why would Governor Rauner get involved in a Republican primary, in a solid Republican district, when he has his hands full working with the Democrats who hold supermajorities in both the House and the Senate?”
“Governor Rauner opposed entrenched career politicians when he ran for office and that was one of the reasons why I was the first legislator in the Illinois General Assembly to support his campaign.
“Dan McConchie is also an intelligent man of integrity who is running against an entrenched local politician, and I fully support Dan.”
In 2012, Senator Duffy was one of the only elected officials who backed David McSweeney over the establishment choice Kent Gaffney for state representative in House District 52.
Duffy’s support was key in propelling McSweeney to a six-point victory in a three-way race.
To reach Senator Duffy, call 847-312-4764.
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The other candidate in the GOP primary is Lake County Board member