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Chris Hage Announces Wide and Strong Help From Supporters

Hage press release: Receives more donations than all opponents combined.

Former prosecutor Chris Hage announced today that he has filed with more than $55,000 raised for his campaign for the quarter ending December 31st, pointing to the support as a sign that his campaign is garnering wide and deep backing.

"I'm grateful that my message is bringing out so much support," Hage said.  "Campaigns are fundamentally about serving the public, not about fundraising or money, but this is a reflection of what I've also been hearing from voters as I walk precincts and from Republican volunteers.  My commitment to Republican values is getting through."

Hage is running in the 42nd district for state representative.  His campaign noted that public disclosures show the three other candidates in the race brought in less than Hage's total combined.

Hage pointed to the fact that support came from many places within the district and nationally, including former supervisors, former classmates, Republican leaders and longtime veteran GOP volunteers in the area.

Last year, Hage filed with the most petition signatures allowable to run, another sign of volunteer enthusiasm, he said.

"People are responding to my message that we need to say no to Democrat insider politics and yes to Republican values that promote growth and opportunity," he said.

Hage announced his run in October, with Patti Birkett, wife of former DuPage State's Attorney Joe Birkett, chairing the effort. For nearly ten years, Hage served as a prosecutor under Birkett, successfully convicting felons and collecting more than a million dollars in child support. Hage has worked on the staff of several statewide campaigns. He served as legal counsel to the Illinois State Senate, where he helped draft key legislation.  For more than ten years, Hage has also led the Chicago Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, a conservative public policy group started by Reagan Administration attorneys. He also is an Eagle Scout.

The 42nd District includes all of Winfield, large parts of Wheaton and Lisle, and portions of Carol Stream, West Chicago, Warrenville, and Naperville.

Courtesy of a press release

Jim McMahon January 20, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Don't pray for me I'm a lost cause, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Francis Urquhart January 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
You might very well think that, but I could not possibly comment.
Sean Johnders January 21, 2012 at 01:36 PM
If the information in the link above is true, I'm troubled by his character. If it isn't true, I'm wondering why his supporters aren't providing their version of what happened that day?
Ronnie Ray February 06, 2012 at 09:49 AM
To bad much of Jeanne's dough comes from the outside too. At lest Hage is willing to disclose, Jeanne thinks donors of her dough should be kept secret. Grow up Mark and smell the Java beans. You accusing Hage of the very thing Jeanne is doing right under your nose...
Ronnie Ray February 06, 2012 at 09:57 AM
Julie GROWUP... Jeane is an intrenched insider as any other Republican around. In fact, she is the HAND PICKED maiden of the local Milton Township Republican "Mafia" whose only goal is protect the high paying Milton township job machine. And the Pereira letter should be read in the context of a raving rant and proof of that was... Nothing ever came of the letter, none of the addressed parties on the letter ever responded and in fact the IRNHA org was DE Certified by the National RNHA org. Lets not let facts get in the way of the Jeanna smear machine.

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