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McCann to Face Challenger

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McCann / McClureState Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) will likely face a challenger in the Republican Primary next spring. The Sangamon County GOP central committee has unanimously voted to back Steve McClure, and assistant state's attorney, for the seat in the 50th district that has been held by McCann since 2011.

The State Journal-Register reports party leadership doesn't think McCann is "true to our core principals anymore." McClure tells The Big Z he believes that to be true.

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McCann is no stranger to opposition from within the party. In 2016, Governor Bruce Rauner backed another candidate after McCann voted against the governor on a labor arbitration issue. Attempts to contact McCann for comment on this story have been unsuccessful

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