On the heels of a frontal attack on House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, State Rep. David McSweeneyhas announced that he is not running for re-election.
McSweeney told Capitol Fax that instead he will form a Super PAC and aim for a statewide race in 2022 when U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth will be up for re-election and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will not be on the Democratic Party ballot.
McSweeney is urging Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin to run for his House seat, but McLaughlin has so far made no commitments, according to Capitol Fax.
McLaughlin ran for the State Senate nomination when Dan Duffy resigned, lowing to Dan McConchie.
McSweeney has been spending much time speaking to county Republican organizations outside of his district.
He has been more successful at passing legislation that other local legislators, but his Senate sponsor Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) has just been charged by the U.S. Attorney of ghost payrolling.
That is not a crime prosecuted often in state government, but Federal labor law says union employees must work for their money.
Rep. McSweeney’s district can be seen below: