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Former State Sen. Schimpf Announces Run for Governor in 2020

WATERLOO (IRN) – Former Republican State Sen. Paul Schimpf is running for governor.

The Waterloo retired Marine made the announcement in a virtual news conference Monday morning. He then plans news conferences around the state, including Monday afternoon and throughout the state Tuesday. It’s expected more Republicans will announce in the weeks ahead.

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker hasn’t announced he’ll run for a second term in the November 2022 election.