We should place our trust in the people of Illinois, not its government.

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  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 4:58 PM

thank you for your support

NationBuilder Friend -- Congratulations to Senator Darren Bailey on his well-earned victory in the Illinois Republican Primary last night. I urge you and all Republicans to vote for Senator Bailey in the general election this November against JB Pritzker. Thank you?to everyone that…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 1:39 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail (June 22nd)

NationBuilder Friend,? Election Day is practically here! Make a plan to vote. Now is also the time to call your family and friends. Encourage them to vote for the Schimpf-Schofield Team. When we refer to "A New Start for Illinois," we aren't just talking about our policy agenda. W…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 3:53 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail (June 8th)

NationBuilder Friend,? Less than three weeks remain until the June 28th primary election and our campaign has a tremendous amount of momentum.? In our last "From the Trail" e-blast, I talked about the NBC Chicago debate.? Last week, ABC Chicago held a forum with all six Republican …
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
June 2, 2022 at 5:26 PM

Donor Match Increased!

NationBuilder Friend -- There's no other way to say this:? your support is amazing! Thanks to your generosity, we have already hit our donor match goal of $10K. That's great news. But here's even better news:? in recognition of your outpouring of support, our donor has raised his m…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 9:23 PM

(DONOR MATCH) This is huge!

NationBuilder Friend -- This is huge! Of all the endorsements in the Illinois political arena, this is the biggest one. This morning, the Chicago Tribune endorsed us in the Republican Governor Primary. "We urge our Republican readers to take a closer look at a candidate from rural…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 10:29 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail (May 27th)

NationBuilder Friend,? This week the Illinois Republican Governor Primary moved to the forefront of the news with the largest televised forum yet. You can watch my appearance at the NBC Chicago event by clicking on the picture below.? The next morning after the NBC Chicago event,…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
May 21, 2022 at 7:55 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail 05/21/22

NationBuilder Friend,? It is now candidate forum season.? Candidate forums, debates, or endorsement sessions are occurring on a weekly basis.? This past week, two major media outlets, the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald held endorsement sessions.? You can watch the online Dail…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
May 13, 2022 at 7:50 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail (May 13th)

NationBuilder Friend,? The big news from the campaign trail this week was the endorsement we received from from the Chicago Firefighters Union. In a six-way primary, this endorsement is a huge boost to our campaign. The Chicago Fire Fighters realize that toxic outrage is not a solu…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
May 5, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail 05/05/22

NationBuilder Friend,? It's been another busy week on the campaign trail with multiple dinners, forums, and meetings. We are now less than eight weeks out from the June 28th Primary Election. With more and more voters starting to pay attention, expect the dynamics of the race to ch…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail 04/27/22

NationBuilder Friend,? This has been an exciting week for the campaign as the Tazewell County Governor Candidate Forum received extensive media coverage.? Five of the six candidates participated.? We received tremendous, positive feedback from the audience.? You can watch my interv…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
April 15, 2022 at 2:07 AM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail 04/14/22

NationBuilder Friend,? This week's "From the Trail" update is a little early because we are taking a short break to celebrate Easter with our families. Our campaign continues to grow.? This week we were excited to announce our first list of endorsements.? You can view our list of e…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
April 9, 2022 at 2:01 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail 04/09/22

NationBuilder Friend,? The big news from the campaign trail this week was the unveiling of our third TV commercial.? This is our first TV commercial where Carolyn and I appear together.? If you haven't watched this commercial, click on the picture below to watch it. Our TV commerc…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
April 2, 2022 at 8:07 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail 04/02/22

NationBuilder Friend,? We are continuing to promote our "New Start for Illinois" policy agenda.? While other campaigns are destroying each other with the same, tired, toxic politics, we continue to grow with our message of positive change.? We are running this graphic on social m…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 4:01 PM

Schimpf&Schofield From the Trail 03/25/22

NationBuilder Friend,  This was an exciting week for our campaign as we announced our "New Start for Illinois" policy agenda. Our New Start for Illinois has six pillars: “No Tax On Tax” Constitutional Amendment that would prohibit governments from charging sales tax (or any percen…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 9:53 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 03/15/22

NationBuilder Friend, We hope this email finds you well.? Two Mondays ago, we filed our petitions to be on the ballot for Illinois Governor and Lieutenant Governor.? Thanks to your hard work, we were able to file the maximum amount allowed (6,500 signatures).? Since we were in line…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
March 5, 2022 at 4:14 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 03/05/22

NationBuilder Friend, We hope this week treated you well.? The two big political topics this week were the State of the Union Address and the federal indictment of former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. In a SOTU speech that will be quickly forgotten, President Biden addressed…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
February 26, 2022 at 3:06 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 02/26/22

NationBuilder Friend, This past week was an exciting one for our campaign as our second TV commercial went on the air.? In contrast to the other campaigns that are offering Illinois voters division and outrage, we are proposing solutions that can unify our state.? If you haven't se…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
February 23, 2022 at 5:17 PM

Keep this on TV!

NationBuilder Friend -- TV can be a game-changer.? You reach an audience that is exponentially larger with TV advertising than with social media.? That's why, as people are starting to pay attention to the Illinois Governor election, we've made the decision to go up on the airwaves…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
February 19, 2022 at 8:12 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 02/19/22

NationBuilder Friend, We hope this update finds you well.? The issue that dominated the campaign trail this past week was parents' rights in light of the actions by JCAR and an Illinois appellate court to strike blows against JB Pritzker's student mask mandate. ?? Our message on p…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
February 17, 2022 at 8:38 PM

Our second TV ad

NationBuilder Friend -- It's easy to get caught up in the noise of campaign season. And, let's face it, there is a LOT of noise out there these days. We remain laser focused on our mission: Substance and Solutions.?? The signs are positive for our campaign. We still have much to d…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
February 11, 2022 at 9:51 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 02/11/22

NationBuilder Friend, After last week's snowstorm disrupted a few events, the pace of the campaign has picked back up again.? Carolyn and I attended events throughout the state this past week and our schedules are only going to get more hectic as we move towards June.? Our first T…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 5:51 PM

Parents' Bill of Rights

NationBuilder Friend --  As parents, Carolyn and I understand the importance of turning around the state of our education system in Illinois. That’s why we created the Parents’ Bill of Rights. Illinois’ students have fallen behind because of extended school closings and political …
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 8:55 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 01/28/22

NationBuilder Friend, Tomorrow is the end of National School Choice Week. Each week, I talk to parents all across Illinois who are frustrated with the state of our schools. Parents have lost rights that should have never even been in question.? This week and every week, Carolyn and…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 4:29 PM

my anti-tax record

NationBuilder Friend -- You have lots of choices in the Republican Primary for Illinois Governor.? But if you want a candidate with a legislative record of voting NO on ALL tax hikes and NEVER introducing legislation to expand the Illinois Government's power to tax, I am your ONLY …
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 21, 2022 at 9:28 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 01/21/22

NationBuilder Friend, I love Illinois, but I don't love what J.B. Pritzker has done to it.  As I travel the state each week, I have the pleasure of talking to voters all across Illinois. There is one common theme that I hear: everyone has been impacted by the failures of our curren…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 10:37 PM

Billionaires are outspending us. [DONOR MATCH!]

NationBuilder Friend -- Hope is not a plan. Anger is not a solution. And outrage cannot unify our state. Carolyn Schofield, my running mate, and I have the background, ideas, and grit to give Illinois a new start. What we don’t have are the high powered political consultants and ul…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 9:26 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 01/14/22

NationBuilder Friend, This week, I traveled the state introducing supporters to my running mate and your next Lt. Governor, Carolyn Schofield.  Carolyn is the ideal choice to run on my ticket because she cares about all the important issues facing Illinoisans. Her priorities align …
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 4:14 PM

Meet My Running Mate

NationBuilder Friend,  It's official—my running mate to renew Illinois is Carolyn Schofield! Carolyn is the ideal choice to run on my ticket because she cares about all the important issues facing Illinoisians. Our priorities align, and we will continue to push our Parent’s Bill o…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 01/07/22

NationBuilder Friend,  I don't want to release too much information but as a loyal supporter of our campaign, I wanted you to be among the first to know that I have a special announcement coming on Tuesday, January 11th! Keep a close eye on our social media pages and website for mo…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 9:32 PM

Happy New Year

NationBuilder Friend,  From myself, my wife Lori, and sons Ethan and Garrett, we wish you and your family a Happy New Year! I hope you've been enjoying this time around the holidays with family and friends—it's a special time to reconnect and take a moment to reflect. As I think ba…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
December 22, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 12/22/21

NationBuilder Friend,  From my entire family to yours, I wish you a Merry Christmas filled with warmth and love from family and friends. I'm excited to spend the Christmas holiday at home with the ones I love most! In 2022, we won't let our foot off the gas because there is too muc…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
December 17, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 12/17/21

NationBuilder Friend,  When you run for governor, you end up going to A LOT of Christmas parties this time of the year! Not only has it helped me get into the holiday spirit, but it's given me such a great chance to meet so many new Illinoisans—which is my favorite part about being…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 12/10/21

NationBuilder Friend,  I've dealt with Iraq's "Ace of Spade"—Saddam Hussein—during my time in the Marines. I sat in the same room and breathed the same air as one of the world's most infamous terrorists. As the lead American attorney advisor to the Iraqi prosecutors, I was there wh…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
December 7, 2021 at 6:35 PM

help promote our Saddam video

NationBuilder Friend -- "Once you've dealt with Saddam Hussein, the 'Ace of Spades,' you're not going to be intimidated by anything in Illinois politics." My role in the trial of Saddam Hussein distinguishes me from the other Governor candidates.? As the lead American attorney-advi…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
December 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 12/3/21

NationBuilder Friend,  Tomorrow is championship Saturday in college football—many of the major conferences are having their conference championship games. But the game that stands alone is the Army vs. Navy game and I'm having a watch party for it next weekend at Bandito Barney's i…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Giving Tuesday is Here!

NationBuilder Friend -- Illinoisans are fed up with corrupt, partisan politics and the blue-red divide and just want a leader that they can trust. I'm asking you to trust me to be that leader.? Today is Giving Tuesday, and I am humbly asking that you consider adding our campaign to…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 11/24/21

NationBuilder Friend,  With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I wanted to extend a Happy Thanksgiving from the Schimpf family to yours.  In 2005, I ate Thanksgiving Dinner at a Forward Operating Base in the Sunni Triangle in Iraq while waiting to transport Saddam Trial witnesses back to the G…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 11/19/21

NationBuilder Friend,  Illinois can learn a valuable lesson from Virginia. Recently, in a so-called “blue” state, Virginians voted for a clean sweep of statewide Republican candidates, also flipping the Virginia House of Delegates from Democratic to Republican control. This year’s …
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
November 15, 2021 at 9:03 PM

Good news bad news

NationBuilder Friend -- It's a part of life. You take the good with the bad. The good:? our fundraising amounts are up compared to this time last quarter. The bad:? we still don't have as much campaign money as our wealthy, self-funding competitors. The good:? we have a tremendous…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
November 12, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 11/12/21

NationBuilder Friend,  Veterans are often asked, "why did you join the military?" While there are many reasons, there is one reason why we serve—because we believe our friends, family, neighbors, fellow Americans, and country are worth fighting for. Ultimately, that is why veterans…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 12:15 AM

Don't Miss Out!

NationBuilder Friend -- On November 12th, I'll be hosting a discussion on my experience prosecuting Saddam Hussein at Elmhurst Brewing Company starting at 11:30am—you're invited to attend! I served as the lead American attorney advisor to the Iraqi prosecutors in the trial of Huss…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
November 5, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 11/5/21

NationBuilder Friend,  This week, Republicans in Virginia turned out, winning very important elections, and laying the groundwork for Illinois Republicans to follow in 2022.  I’m thrilled to see Governor-Elect Youngkin win in Virginia. But it isn’t just that he won, it’s how he won…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 10/29/21

NationBuilder Friend,  This week during veto session, Democrats pushed forward misguided and damaging policies, ranging from parental rights to redistricting. The repeal of the Parental Notification of Abortion Act is particularly troubling. This is a betrayal of parents, plain and…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Halloween is almost here! 🎃

NationBuilder Friend -- It's not too late to join in on the Halloween fun with Team Schimpf! We are trying to fill my Sea Bag by Sunday night, and we're almost there. Will you help us get the job done?? If you have never heard of a Sea Bag, they are duffle bags used by active duty …
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Trick or Treat! 🎃

NationBuilder Friend -- Trick or Treat!  This week, Team Schimpf is getting in the Halloween spirit. Thats why I'm asking you to help me fill up my Sea Bag this Halloween! If you have never heard of a Sea Bag, they are duffle bags used by active duty U.S. Marines for travel. I carr…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 10/22/21

NationBuilder Friend,  This week, I celebrated an industry that plays a major role in Illinois’ economic success—manufacturing. October is Manufacturing Month and it's a great way to honor a sector that includes over half a million jobs and thousands of businesses in Illinois, as w…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 5:25 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 10/15/21

NationBuilder Friend,  The time to fix Illinois is now! The only thing standing between us and a better Illinois is JB Pritzker. To defeat Pritzker, we need a Republican candidate who can unite our party and get crossover votes. I am that candidate. When I ran against the former L…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
October 14, 2021 at 9:25 PM

Join our 2021 Century Club

NationBuilder Friend -- What is my 2021 Century Club and why should you join? Many of you are already members because you've donated over $100 to our campaign (THANK YOU!!!).? If you ARE NOT already in that group, here's why you should join up. My Century Club receives frequent, ex…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Schimpf from the Trail 10/8/21

NationBuilder Friend,  Last week, President Biden was supposed to come to Illinois but it was rescheduled for yesterday. We knew our governor wouldn't miss the opportunity to be seen next to this president.  Between the two of them, one is trying to build up support for vaccine man…
  Paul Schimpf · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Let’s Meet in the Suburbs

NationBuilder Friend,  President Biden was scheduled to come to Illinois today to try to build up support for the Democrat’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan and $1 trillion infrastructure package, and guess who was going to be there with him—JB Pritzker. It’s no surprise Joe Bid…