Republican Paul Schimpf to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker in 2022 election

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ILLINOIS (WMBD) — Former State Senator Paul Schimpf announced his candidacy for Governor early Monday morning.

Schimpf is a Marine Corps veteran and served as an Illinois State Senator from 2017 through this year for the 58th District.

“Illinois needs a Governor who understands the day-to-day challenges that we all face, a Governor who will live by the same rules that the rest of us follow, and, most importantly, a Governor who will stand up to the entrenched special interest groups who have severely damaged our state,” Schimpf said in a statement.

Following his announcement, Schimpf will travel to Algonquin, Rock Island, Morris, Decatur, Mount Vernon, and Waterloo. These visits will take place Monday and Tuesday.

Currently, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) is still set to run in 2022 for re-election.

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