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The potential contest to become the next McLean County Republican Party chair has evaporated.

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Illinois State University politics and government professor Lane Crothers has long been an observer of the American democratic system. Political events of the past year, he said, have caused him to question whether the country is experiencing the beginning of the end of democracy.

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Yes, McLean County Democrats are energized headed into this year’s elections. But Republicans know how to win.

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Both of McLean County’s major political parties will have new top leaders later this year.

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Normal Town Council member Scott Preston said Thursday he’s considering a run for McLean County Republican Party chair.

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If President Donald Trump has taught us anything, it’s that the way you communicate your political beliefs matters more than ever.

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A longtime local GOP leader said Thursday she wants to succeed Chuck Erickson as chair of the McLean County Republican Party.

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McLean County Republican Party chairman Chuck Erickson announced Tuesday he won’t be seeking re-election to that post, leaving the local GOP with new leadership heading into a tough 2018 election cycle with many contested races.

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McLean County’s top Republican has a warning for local GOP candidates running in 2018: Get ready to campaign hard, or get ready to be walloped.

A former sheriff’s deputy announced plans Wednesday to run for McLean County Board’s District 9, as Republicans try to seize the seat being vacated by Democrat Erik Rankin.