Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar congratulated Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner today, and publicly thanked the hard-working Republican volunteers throughout Cook County who made his victory possible.
“When we woke up Wednesday morning, there was hope in Illinois for the first time in years,” said Del Mar, also the Palatine Township Republican Committeeman. “I am so proud of the tireless efforts of volunteers who made this happen. Republicans throughout Cook County put in countless hours knocking on doors, making phone calls, monitoring polling places, sending emails, and so much more. It was their unprecedented effort that made the difference in 2014.”
In 2010, Republican nominee Bill Brady lost the Governor’s race by 32,000 votes. In 2014, suburban Cook County earned 54,000 more votes for Rauner than in 2010. Rauner earned 45.62% in 2014 compared to Brady’s 39.5% in 2010, more than a 6% increase.
The Cook County Republican Party got behind Rauner early, endorsing him for Governor in December of 2013 during his Primary race. They backed Rauner heavily through the Primary and into the General Election, setting up numerous field offices, working over 1000 precincts, manning phone banks, and recruiting Republican Election Judges. The Party also ran an unprecedented election integrity program aimed at ensuring a fair election process in the County.
Cook County Republican Party Deputy Chairman Sean Morrison concluded: “We want to give special thanks to the Cook County Republican Committeemen and their organizations for their dedicated, tireless work on behalf of the Party and Bruce Rauner. Theirs is a thankless, grueling job, but their many months and years of work has finally paid off!”