Two Senate candidates hit the double digits
That misguided view espoused by Trump is also represented among some in the seven-person Republican Senate primary.
Peggy Hubbard, a U.S. Navy veteran and retired IRS analyst from Belleville, has told the Daily Herald she thinks “there indeed was voter fraud” in Arizona, Georgia and Michigan.
Hubbard was tied for first place in the Senate primary with Mundelein attorney Kathy Salvi among Republican voters surveyed in the Sun-Times/WBEZ Poll. Each had the support of 10% of those surveyed.
Hubbard, who had more than $25,000 in her campaign fund entering April, finished second with almost 23% of the vote in the 2020 Republican primary, then vying for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s seat.
Salvi, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2006, was self-financing her campaign. She had $250,398.40 in her political fund at the end of March, after lending it $250,000.
Radio executive Matt Dubiel garnered 7% in the poll. Dubiel, who told the Daily Herald that questions about 2020 election integrity “should not be ignored or trivialized,” didn’t report any contributions to the Federal Election Commission.
Dolton pastor Anthony Williams managed to nab 3% of support in the poll despite a dearth of campaign cash and almost no online presence for his campaign, which aims to highlight gun violence.
Geneva financial planner Robert “Bobby” Piton was backed by 2% of poll respondents. Piton has raised more than $168,000 for his campaign, which is endorsed by Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI but later was pardoned by Trump. Piton is calling for a “full nationwide audit of the 2020 elections.”
Finding support from only 1% each — or about seven favorable poll responses apiece — were Lake Forest real estate manager Casey Chlebek, who also ran for the Senate in 2020 and has put almost $130,000 into his latest campaign; and Jimmy Lee Tillman II, a past congressional candidate and the son of former Chicago Ald. Dorothy Tillman (3rd).