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A Letter to my Fellow Republicans

I am proud to be the only conservative Republican candidate in the 81st District primary and the candidate endorsed by both our local Republican Party and by the local Tea Party organization.

A letter to my fellow Republicans:

Throughout this campaign I’ve been loudly attacked by an opponent who is threatened by the overwhelming support I have received from you – my fellow Republicans. He is threatened by my being the endorsed candidate of our local Republican Party and he is threatened by my being the endorsed candidate of the local Tea Party organization.

In addition to attacking me, my opponent openly downplays and minimizes his Republican ties and describes himself as an independent conservative. He pursues the endorsement of the local media elite and the support of Springfield insiders while refusing to attend events hosted by our local Republican organizations and does battle with our local Republican party. 

My opponent also doesn’t approve of how I am running my campaign. Of course he doesn’t. My opponent doesn’t approve of how I am running my campaign because he doesn’t value or respect being a Republican.

I challenge my opponent with this question: How can Republicans possibly accomplish meaningful change across Illinois when some of our own candidates actively seek to tear down local Republican organizations?

I say that on March 20th the most important task faced by Republican voters will be to choose the candidate who will best strengthen, support and grow OUR Republican Party.

This is why I have been spending my time going to Republican events, ringing doorbells and calling people. This is why I have been reaching out to the people of this 81st District while my opponent campaigns as an independent and bloviates on the blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

My strategy is simple: Outreach and Engagement with people, not with insiders.

It is time for Republicans to get real. Whether I win or whether my opponent wins, we will both be guests in Michael Madigan's House. Our challenge and our mission must be to evict Speaker Madigan from our house. Our challenge and our mission must be to build a Republican majority so we can win the Governor’s mansion in 2014. To do that we need to grow the Republican Party so we can win statewide races and take control of the Illinois General Assembly.

Otherwise, we can have all the best ideas in the world and it won’t matter.

Illinois Republicans are very substantially united regarding the significant challenges our state faces. We all agree we need to curb out of control spending, we all agree we must accomplish real Medicaid reform and fix the exploding pension crisis. We all agree on the needfulness of repealing job-killing regulations and undoing that stealth income tax increase. 

Of course my opponent and I agree on these things. This isn’t rocket science. Who has the best policy and ideas isn’t the issue. How do we get things done?  That is what matters most.

It would also seem my opponent believes positive change is best achieved by hurling on-line insults at Governor Quinn, for example by issuing statements calling the Governor’s recent budget proposal “asinine.” My opponent also believes positive change is best achieved by being the most prolific Twitter-er in the Illinois legislature. Wow! Now that is an accomplishment to be proud of.

I prefer the advice given by President Teddy Roosevelt (a Republican!) who famously said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

I believe in speaking softly and working tirelessly to grow our Republican base so we can grow our Republican Party and take control in Springfield. I believe in attending Republican events and going door to door to actually talk with people. I believe in hosting tele-town halls that actually reach out to the residents of our 81st District, with over 1200 listeners at my first event and over 900 listeners at my second event.

Because of my approach to campaigning, I am receiving positive heart-felt letters and emails from the people of this district. I am hearing from people who are hungry to be engaged and respected by their elected representatives; people who want to elect candidates who can talk with them, not bloviate at them.

I am proud to be the one candidate endorsed by our local Republican Party and by the local Tea Party organization. They know I am the candidate who will fight for them, and not for the Springfield insider elites.

I am proud to say that I am the only conservative Republican candidate in the race for the Republican nomination for the 81st District and I humbly ask for your support.

Sincerely

Deborah L. “Debbie” Boyle

Republican candidate for Illinois State Representative, 81st District

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UoCDoc March 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM
OK Morons, Since you can't seem to figure out even a simple legal document, permit me to help you. (I know I will be accused of being Ron again for talking about a legal document). I don't care any more. You document shows Ron Sandack and three other Board members as a Plaintiff in those cases. He was a private pension fund Trustee / Board member in those cases. The Counsel for the Boards are the Plaintiffs in these suits. Under law are required to list all board members. (basic business knowledge) The pension board is made up of management trustees like Ron and the others listed) The pension board is also made up of union trustees, in this case the Teamsters. When a company stops paying the benefits it owes, the Board's counsel brings a collection case. Hence the documents you people keep pointing at. This happens in nearly every corporate bankruptcy case. You should at the least, feel embarrassed by this gaff. Any 1st year law student can confirm the information I have stated by simply examining the document you have. Please, don't take my word for it. Take your document to an attorney and ask him or her to describe the filing to you. But we all know that you won't do that! You will just continue to pretend that it show's Ron in bed with the IBT. Even after you not know it to be incorrect. At a minimum it shows that you are very dishonest. What does that say about your candidate's values?
PAUL C. March 19, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Here's a new one everyone! Penn National is a racing/casino organization in Penn. Well, at least it's not from Springfield or Chicago. Penn National Gaming, Inc. 825 Berkshire Blvd Wyomissing Professional Center Wyomissing, PA 19610 $2,500.00 3/17/2012 Individual Contribution Citizens to Elect Ron Sandack
PAUL C. March 19, 2012 at 02:37 PM
http://www.dggab.com/images/forumo/teamsters.pdf Here's a fact that Ronnie boy "forgot" to tell the voters about back in March of 2007. It was real TRANSPARENT", He didn't want us all to know the Teamsters were supporting him. It wouldn't have been the way to start the Era of Time for Change.
PAUL C. March 19, 2012 at 03:26 PM
http://www.dggab.com/content.php?503-MONEY-COUNTS-How-Dollars-Dominate-Illinois-Politics-and-What-We-Can-Do-About-I * A must-read for everyone and Jeff Crane didn't write it. It's all about Ron and his campaign styl
UoCDoc March 19, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Paul, again lying is wrong. Just because you didn't see the endorsement letter doesn't mean there was a grand "conspiracy". But since you brought up endorsements, here are just a few of Ron Sandacks: Illinois Medical Society Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing Association National Association of Social Workers of Illinois Chicago Tribune Daily Herald National Rifle Association Illinois State Rifle Association Naperville Chamber of Commerce All of the Mayors from the 81st District (except one who refused to endorse anyone) Senator Christine Radogno Senator Kirk Dillard Rep. Michael Connelly Hundreds more at: http://www.ron4illinois.com/support.html

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