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Gubernatorial Candidate Takes Unexpected Path To Governor Race

Paul Schimpf is hoping to have a chance to run against Governor JB Pritzker in the 2022 gubernatorial election. After spending years in the military, he ran a campaign against Lisa Madigan for the office of Attorney General. Even though the result wasn’t what he wanted, Schimpf was proud of the campaign.



When things didn’t go his way in 2014, Schimpf didn’t have any more designs for office. Then things changed and he served as a State Senator.



After deciding not to run for a senate seat because of the potential judicial nomination from from President Donald Trump that didn’t pan out, Schimpf once again figured he wouldn’t be vying for a statewide office again. What he didn’t plan on was his wife being just as upset by the nomination that fell through.


Schimpf didn’t always want to be Governor, but he believes he can win the election.



Schimpf appeared as a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.

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