Rauner Edges Out Dillard in Cuba Township Straw Poll

A press release from the Cuba Township (just east of Algonquin Township in Lake County) Republican Party:


Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

November 10, 2013 – North Barrington, Illinois – The winner of the first Cuba Township Republicans Straw Poll is Bruce Rauner, followed closely by State Senator Kirk Dillard.

Kirk Dillard

Kirk Dillard

“If the Republican Primary Election for Governor of Illinois was today, for whom would you vote?”

  • 43% Bruce Rauner (53 votes)
  • 39% Kirk Dillard (47 votes)
  • 14% Dan Rutherford (17 votes)
  • 4% Bill Brady (5 votes)

Total 122 ballots cast.

The Cuba Township Republicans Straw Poll was held Saturday November 9 during their Fall Fundraiser at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington to a packed house.

Each of the four Republican Illinois Governor Candidates spoke before dinner and had time to network and engage with guests before the polls closed.

In addition to the Illinois Governor candidates speaking, Congressman Peter J. Roskam gave the keynote address.

Local dignitaries in attendance include

  • Rear Admiral John J. Mumaw, US Navy (Ret)
  • former U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh
  • Lake County Republican Chairman Bob Cook
  • Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor
  • State Representative David McSweeney
  • Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran
  • Lake County Board Member Nick Sauer
  • Cuba Township Highway Commissioner Randall Marks
  • Barrington Village President Karen Darch

“Republican voters in Cuba Township have spoken in our first ever straw poll and demonstrated our conservative commitment to taking back Illinois from the tax and spend ways of the Democrat Party. Our voters are excited to work for the winner of the March Republican Primary. Congratulations to Bruce Rauner and Kirk Dillard on their strong showing of support in Cuba Township.” said Cuba Township Republican Chairman Bruce Sauer.

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About Cuba Township Republicans

Cuba Township is located in southwest Lake County, Illinois and is home to approximately 16,000 people. It encompasses Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Lake Barrington, North Barrington Port Barrington, Tower Lakes,and portions of unincorporated Lake County. In the 2012 General Election election 78% of Cuba Township registered voters turned out to vote, with the majority of those voting Republican. Cuba Township Republicans is led by Chairman Bruce Sauer.

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