BARRINGTON - Five precinct committee chairman from the Fremont Township Republicans say their "only choice" in a three-way primary to fill retiring State Senator Dan Duffy's 26th Senate seat is Dan McConchie.
They say that GOP candidate Martin McLaughlin was less than forthright about contributions he has made to Democrat candidates over the years, and express disappointment that a third candidate - Casey Urlacher - chose not to show up for the endorsement session despite promising to attend.
This past Saturday, the Fremont Township Republican Organization held an endorsement session for the contested Republican primary races occurring in our township. In the race for State Senate, we came to the unanimous decision that the only choice in this race is Dan McConchie. We believe that neither of the other candidates have demonstrated the same commitment to Republican values or is able to earn the trust of Republican voters as Dan McConchie. Here's what happened: