A new energy has been created to strengthen the Republican base by attracting people to fill vacant precinct chairmanships. Republican News watch describes it:
The Republican Precinct Project is already a resounding success. We started with the goal of reducing the statewide vacancy rate for elected Republican Precinct Committeemen from 51% in 2010 to below 20% in 2012. (No Republican even bothered to run for this volunteer GOP office in 3,440 precincts around the state last year.)
I think we’ll exceed our goal for candidate recruitment. We’re hearing from Republicans from across the state who are stepping up for the first time because they recognize our government and our GOP in Illinois are in big trouble after years of neglect.
There’s the gentleman from Southern Illinois who told us he’s running in a precinct where no Republican has bothered to run in over 15 years. (more)