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La Peter is unhappy with Illinois Republicans

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An Illinois pro-family activist is urging conservative voters in his state not to vote for the Republican nominee for governor because of her enthusiastic support of the homosexual agenda. Peter LaBarbera of the Illinois Family Institute is launching a private campaign to derail the candidacy of State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich for his position.

LaBarbera notes that Topinka failed to receive a majority of the GOP vote in Tuesday’s Republican primary, securing the nomination by only 38 percent after two other conservative candidates split the vote. “She’ll be running against Gov. Blagojevich, liberal Democratic governor from Illinois,” LaBarbera says, “so we’re going to have basically a liberal Democrat running against a liberal Republican.”

But the Illinois Family Institute spokesman believes Topinka’s primary victory goes far beyond just the governor’s race. “The problem is that this will establish the liberal control of the Republican Party for four more years,” he says. “Illinois’ Republican Party has been struggling because liberal, corrupt Republicans run it. It’s time for a conservative revolution in the Republican Party so the voters have a choice.” In the upcoming election, LaBarbera says he may vote for the Constitution Party candidate or simply not vote for governor at all.

* LaBarbera goes after Illinois gubernatorial candidate

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