More than 100 voters turned out last week when the Palatine Township Republican Organization (PTRO) held an endorsement session for contested races across the state.
For governor, Bruce Rauner was endorsed after receiving 65 percent of the vote. Dan Rutherford received 20 percent, Kirk Dillard 11 percent and Bill Brady 4 percent.
For treasurer, no endorsement was made. Bob Grogan received 53 percent of the vote and Tom Cross received 47 percent. PTRO guidelines require that a candidate receive 60 percent of the cast votes in order to receive an endorsement.
For judge of the 13th Judicial Sub-Circuit, John Curry was endorsed with 79 percent of the vote. Gary Seyring received 21 percent.
On a national level, Doug Truax was endorsed for U.S. Senate and Larry Kaifish for the 8th Congressional District. Truax receive 64 percent of the vote compared to 36 percent for Jim Oberweis. Kaifish received 83 percent and Manju Goel 17 percent of the votes cast.
"(Voters) listened to all of the candidates, asked some very probing questions and then voted for their choices," said Aaron Del Mar, Palatine Township Republican Committeeman.