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October 24, 2014, 11:10 am
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Some GOP Disunity On Display After Contentious Primaries


It may take more than just a morning-after breakfast to rebuild some party unity after Tuesday’s hard-fought primary. 

 

Republicans gathered in Chicago for a show of strength following Bruce Rauner’s victory in the GOP primary for governor.  But one main rival was reportedly a no-show.  Kirk Dillard skipped the event after finishing a close second to Rauner.  His staff says Dillard returned to Springfield for the legislative session.

 

Meanwhile, there appear to be some lingering hard feelings after Tuesday’s Republican primary for Sangamon County Sheriff. 

 

Retired Lieutenant Wes Barr won the primary, defeating Undersheriff Jack Campbell.  Campbell was the personal choice of outgoing Sheriff Neil Williamson… who said on Election Night that he wasn’t sure he could support Barr in the primary. 

 

And appearing on 970 WMAY’s Kramer Show Wednesday, Williamson says he remains concerned that Barr could wind up lowering the standards in the department. Williamson says he will probably “sit out” the general election.

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