With one woman–former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti–already having announced her candidacy to run for the Republican Party nomination for Congress in Peter Roskam’s old seat, someone is testing the waters for another.
Jeanne Ives, the woman who almost beat Governor Bruce Rauner in last year’s GOP Primary Election, is the subject of a poll pitting her against Sean Casten.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports on the survey research.
The story says Ives is not closing any doors.
She was one of the people called by the pollster.
One person who was questioned wrote,
“I ’m a resident of IL06 and the poll asked if the candidates were Casten and Ives, who would I vote for? Then, 4 or so questions exaggerating Casten’s positions and statements and asking if I would still vote for him after knowing he supports abortion. Hell yes!”
The same guy, when questioned about the content of the questions, remembered this:
“During the campaign, Casten took a moderate stance on abortion. Once elected he reveals himself to be vehemently pro-choice, which some people call pro infanticide. Does this make you more likely to vote for him?”
After the informationabove, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax observes,
“President Trump lost the 6th CD by 7 points in 2016.
“This is a formerly reliable GOP bastion, but it’s now a swing district for the near-term at least.
“Casten won by 7 points last year and Gov. Bruce Rauner won by 5.
“Rauner won by 33 points four years earlier.
“Obama lost it by 8 in 2012.”
The only part of McHenry County in this 6th congressional district is Algonquin Township.