Former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti (R), who left office when Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) was defeated in November, said she will enter the 6th District Republican primary next year, vying for the right to challenge freshman Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove).
With defeated former Congressman Peter Roskam (R) not making any moves to seek a re-match, Ms. Sanguinetti could well be the Republicans’ top recruitment choice. In Illinois, the Lt. Governor candidates run on a ticket with the gubernatorial nominee. Therefore, even though she is a former statewide office holder, Ms. Sanguinetti never stood for a major election in her own right. A Cuban from Florida who married a man of Italian descent, she did, however, win election to the Wheaton City Council prior to being selected as Mr. Rauner’s running mate.
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