Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump

//Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump

For Immediate Release
August 17, 2017
Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director
(773) 351-7818 /

Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump
Record-breaking Turnout at IDCCA Brunch Demonstrates Surge of Enthusiasm

Springfield, IL — Democrats, motivated by the one two punch of incompetence and chaos brought on by Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner, came out in record numbers for Illinois’ largest gathering of activists, Party leaders, and supporting institutions.  Approximately 1,800 attendees supported the annual Illinois Democratic County Chairman’s Association’s (IDCCA) brunch and raised over $250,000 to assist Democrats up and down the ballot.

“Democrats are fired up and ready to take back Illinois and our country,” said Doug House, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairman’s Association.

This year’s event was clearly the most enthused and excited gathering in the organization’s history.

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was the featured speaker at this year’s event.  She told the assembled crowd, “This moment in time is not simply a moment to overcome.  This is an opportunity.”  Klobuchar also added, “This is a moment to shine and show what the world what America really stands for.”

Attendees heard from candidates for Illinois Governor, elected leaders from both legislative chambers, member Chairmen of IDCCA and they celebrated Party Builder awardees Lauren Beth Gash and Bill Houlihan.  These two dynamic leaders were honored for their tireless efforts on behalf of Democrats throughout Illinois.

“We are so proud of the work Committeemen Lauren Beth Gash and Bill Houlihan have done for Illinois Democrats and we’re thrilled so many people were here today to celebrate their service,” said Dan Kovats, Executive Director IDCCA.  “The next generation of Democratic activists has no finer role models than these two,” he concluded.

Recent polling has shown Bruce Rauner with an abysmal 63% disapproval rating.  The respected Cook Political Report said “Rauner is the most vulnerable incumbent seeking re-election next year.”