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Jim Oberweis wins Lake County GOP endorsement

Nov. 4, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Travis Akin

Sugar Grove, IL – The Lake County Republicans held their primary endorsement session Saturday, and Jim Oberweis won the endorsement on the first ballot against a crowded field of candidates seeking the Republican party nomination for the 14th Congressional District.

All Township Chairmen and all Lake County Republican Central Committee officers could vote in the endorsement session. To win the endorsement, Oberweis had to receive two-thirds of those voting at the Saturday meeting.

Lake County Republican Central Committee Chairman Mark Shaw said, “all of the Republican candidates seeking the nomination for US Representative from the 14th Congressional District had an opportunity to make their case that they would be the best candidate to win the General Election in 2020.  Jim Oberweis earned the endorsement because he made the strongest case for success against Rep. Lauren Underwood. We need a candidate who stands up for our Republican values, and who has a path for victory in the race for US Representative in the 14th District.  Jim Oberweis checks all of these boxes.”

The 14th Congressional District is widely considered a seat Republicans can retake. Oberweis says he is honored to have the confidence of the Lake County party especially in light of how important this race is nationally.

“If Republicans are going to retake the House in 2020, it starts with the 14th Congressional District in Illinois,” Oberweis said. “But the first step to defeating Lauren Underwood is to win the nomination and garnering the support of the Lake County Republican Party is a big step forward for this campaign. I am honored and humbled to have their endorsement.”

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