Sen. McCann will not seek Republican nomination
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP/WICS) —
This morning, Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) announced that he will not run for the Republican Party’s nomination for reelection to his seat in Illinois’ 50th District. Sen. McCann made the following statement:
"While representing the men and women of the 50th District has been one of the great honors and privileges of my life, it is clear that the Illinois Republican Party, including several of the county party organizations, has lost its way under Governor Rauner. I am unable to continue on with a party or a governor who continually attack working people; who support forcing taxpayers to fund abortions; who have turned Illinois into a sanctuary state; who have advanced the most liberal standards in the nation giving transgender individuals the ability to alter their birth certificates; and who have destroyed Illinois’ Right of Conscience Act so as to force pro-life doctors, nurses and other providers to violate their consciences and be denied their Constitutional Rights. This is no longer a Republican Party that is recognizable to me. Until my term expires in 2019, I will continue to represent the constituents of the 50th District with the same vigor and determination as I have since taking office in 2011.”
Senator McCann was first elected to the seat in November, 2010 and took office in January, 2011.