Don’t think I have ever seen a sitting Republican Senate Leader challenged in a Republican Primary Election before.
But the filing of a committee organization document (called a D-1) with the Illinois State Board of Elections surely appears to be the first step of newly-re-elected Mettawa Village President Casey Urlacher is running against incumbent Dan McConchie.
Urlacher did so in 2016, finishing second in a three-way race.
McConchie defeated Urlacher and now State Rep. Marty McLaughlin in 2016.
Urlacher carried McHenry County.
January 7, 2021, McConchie wrote an op-ed piece for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Included was the following:
Unlike so many citizens of other countries, I have never before had to question whether my president was inciting violence or sedition. It is up to us to defend our country against lawlessness and those who would tear down the core values upon which our democracy has been built.
This riotous activity could understandably cause an instinctual reaction to abandon the party claimed by the president and the people who put him in the position to abuse his power and encourage this chaos. But, to those who want to write the Republicans off forever, I implore you to reconsider.
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Newsweek is even interested in the race: