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Illinois GOP Chairman to Join Rauner Campaign

Jack Dorgan will serve as co-chairman of campaign's finance committee

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Illinois GOP Chairman to Join Rauner Campaign

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This Nov. 14, 2013 photo shows Illinois Republican Party Chairman Jack Dorgan addressing the City Club of Chicago about the state of the state GOP, in Chicago.

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Illinois Republican Party Chairman Jack Dorgan says he won't seek another term in the post and instead will join GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's campaign team as co-chairman of the finance committee.

In announcing his decision late Monday, Dorgan said he believes Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider is the best person to succeed him as GOP chairman.

Dorgan, a Rosemont village trustee, said he believes he has positioned the party's candidates for "an incredible victory this November."

Dorgan succeeded Pat Brady, who resigned in May 2013 after an attempt to remove him following his announcement he personally supported gay marriage. The party's platform opposed that position.


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