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State GOP raises funds amid effort to impeach; Email from chairman shows extent that party is backing president

Dec 08, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

The Illinois Republican Party has tied its fate to President Donald Trump, using Democratic efforts to impeach him in an effort to raise funds in an era without the party's previous patron, former Gov. Bruce Rauner.

In an email to supporters Thursday, state GOP Chairman Tim Schneider sought donations of between $10 and $100 for an "impeachment defense fund." The email came the same day that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House would move forward in drafting articles of...