NOV 04, 2022
Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) speaks at a news conference at the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police in August. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line]
On a February 2021 night in Effingham less than one year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-term Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) announced he would challenge Gov. JB Pritzker in 2022.
“We've tried the country club approach. We've tried the Chicago Loop approach. And I don't think that's worked for anyone in this room,” Bailey told supporters at his campaign kickoff.
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