McGuire picks up important endorsements in state rep bid
McGuire recently received endorsements from Republican State Senator Neil Anderson and former Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling.
“Brandi is a leader who will do the right thing, not just the popular thing,” Anderson said.
Schilling echoed Anderson confidence in the conservative candidate.
“Brandi is going to go there (Springfield) and fight for everybody… that’s a fact,” Schilling said.
The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC also recently endorsed McGuire. In an Illinois Vision 2020 webinar hosted by iWorshipCenter, Emily Zender, executive director of Illinois Right to Life said the upcoming elections are extremely important and encouraged the audience to get to know politicians running for election.
“When we put a face to whatever issue is important -- for us it’s the pro-life movement, pro-life values -- then we can help our movement move forward,” Zender said.
The webinar was part of an Illinois Vision 2020’s initiative to inform pastors and pregnancy center leaders what they can do to help end abortion in Illinois.
During the event, the conservative PAC unveiled a list of all the candidates it has endorsed for the 2016 elections.
Zender also mentioned the importance of having pro-life legislators to further the investigation into Planned Parenthood’s alleged criminal activity.
Last September, the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood after the House Judiciary Committee held several hearings on the undercover sting videos that allegedly show Planned Parenthood officials selling fetal parts, which is a violation of federal law. The Senate also passed the bill, but President Barack Obama vetoed the bill in January.
A grand jury investigation later cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing and instead indicted two pro-life activists who made the videos.
The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC serves to “elect men and women of all political parties who will speak for and vote for legislation to protect the first and most important right for all of us - our right to life.”
McGuire is running against three other candidates to fill a seat held by Rep. Patrick Vershoore (D-Milan). The conservative candidate states on her website that her faith “informs her commitment to be a servant to others.”