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McLean County Republican Party

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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.