McLean County Republican Party For Local Republicans Picking Next Chair, How Big Should The Tent Be? By Ryan Denham • Feb 12, 2018 Staff / WGLT Yes, McLean County Democrats are energized headed into this year’s elections. But Republicans know how to win. Penn Won’t Seek Another Term As McLean County Democrats Leader By Ryan Denham • Feb 8, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Both of McLean County’s major political parties will have new top leaders later this year. Normal Council's Scott Preston Considers Run For McLean County GOP Chair By Ryan Denham • Feb 2, 2018 Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT Normal Town Council member Scott Preston said Thursday he’s considering a run for McLean County Republican Party chair. Woman Vying To Be County GOP Chair Wants To Win Hearts and Minds By Ryan Denham • Jan 18, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT If President Donald Trump has taught us anything, it’s that the way you communicate your political beliefs matters more than ever. Connie Beard Plans Run For McLean County GOP Chair By Ryan Denham • Jan 11, 2018 Connie Beard A longtime local GOP leader said Thursday she wants to succeed Chuck Erickson as chair of the McLean County Republican Party. Chuck Erickson Won't Seek Re-Election As Republican Party Chairman By Ryan Denham • Jan 9, 2018 Ralph Weisheit / WGLT 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. GOP Chair Braces Candidates For A Fight Against Energized Democrats, Libertarians By Ryan Denham • Dec 5, 2017 Ralph Weisheit / WGLT 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. Former Sheriff's Deputy Plans Run For McLean County Board Seat By Ryan Denham • Sep 13, 2017 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.