Feb 22, 2019

Tony McCombie: ‘Huge task’ in rebuilding House GOP caucus

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Republicans suffered big losses in the 2018 elections, giving up seven House seats and handing a 74-44 supermajority to Democrats.

Now it’s up to state Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, to try and turn things around, and she has no illusions about how big of a task that will be.

“Huge. A huge task,” she said in an interview Thursday.

McCombie said it will take hard work to reverse the GOP’s fortunes in the state, but she said she’s optimistic about the party’s chances.

“We need to rely on work, and we need to rely on our message,” she said. “If this is about policy, we’re going to win every time. “

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