UPDATE: Democratic Party of Illinois Executive Director Abby Witt responds to Lauf IL-11 candidacy:
“Catalina Lauf is a zealot and an extremist, full stop.
“Her campaign seems to exist only to demonstrate her loyalty to Donald Trump and satisfy her desire to appear on Fox News.
“Illinois families deserve better than someone who downplays the January 6 insurrection or peddles dangerous conspiracy theories about life-saving vaccines.”Abby Witt, executive director of Democratic Party of Illinois statement 12/7/21
From Catalina Lauf press release, as first reported in POLITICO Illinois Playbook:
CATALINA LAUF ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR IL CD-11
WOODSTOCK, IL—Republican Catalina Lauf officially announces her campaign against Democrat incumbent Bill Foster (CD-11). Statement below:
“Thank you to everyone who has pledged your support to our campaign.
“Together, we ran Adam Kinzinger out of this election cycle.
“We beat fundraising records by raising over $1 million and demonstrated that Illinois is sick of government overreach and career politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle, who for far too long have been giving Nancy Pelosi and the Biden Administration free, full-reign over our autonomy as Americans.
“I was born, raised, reside and work in the 11th District.
“I know my home, the people and what’s important to us.
“It’s now time to defend our home which has been named a competitive seat this election cycle.
“Bill Foster is an out-of-touch tax and spend progressive who is a secure vote for every Biden/Pelosi socialist bill wrecking our economy and our Country.
“I plan to go to Congress to fight for the people of the 11th District and the issues that matter most to them.
“I plan to go to Congress to fight for the future. We cannot continue on this disastrous path that the Biden Administration and progressives in Congress have put our Country on.
“The time for new representation is now.
“I now ask you to join us again in taking the fight back to our home.
“They’re scared of us and the things we’ll do in Washington.
“Chief among them, holding the political elites on BOTH sides of the aisle, accountable.
“We’re running to take back America from the hands of Speaker Pelosi and the socialists.
“We’re running to bring our individual liberties back to America’s parents and their children.
“We’re running so that business owners and American workers can once again, thrive.
“We’re running to make sure your children and grandchildren have a chance at the American Dream.
“We’re running to make sure the political elites are reminded of who they work for, We the People
“It’s time to Make America Make Sense Again“