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Judge Joe McGraw Endorsed by House Majority Leader Steve Scalise in IL-17 Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2024
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Rockford, IL. – Today, Judge Joe McGraw, candidate for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, announced the endorsement of House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (LA-01).

“American families don’t feel safe in Joe Biden’s America as millions cross over our border illegally, drugs pour into our communities, and soft-on-crime politicians coddle criminals. It’s time we restore law and order. Judge Joe McGraw has spent his entire career defending the rule of law in the courtroom. I’m proud to endorse Judge Joe because on Day One he’ll help us protect Americans from lawlessness and put violent criminals behind bars,” said House Majority Leader Steve Scalise.

Judge Joe McGraw issued the following statement in response to the endorsement:

“As a former prosecutor and judge, I know you have to be tough to get things done. In Congress, there’s no one tougher than Steve Scalise and I am sincerely grateful for his support in our campaign to flip Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. Steve Scalise has led the fight against President Biden’s failed left-wing agenda and rallied House Republicans to deliver conservative solutions on issue after issue. I’ve stepped down from the bench because I’m ready to fight alongside Majority Leader Scalise in Congress to ensure America’s best days are ahead.”

This is Judge Joe McGraw’s second endorsement from House Republican leadership. Earlier this year, McGraw was endorsed by House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik. Additionally, McGraw has the endorsements of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, twelve Illinois sheriffs, and more than four dozen local leaders from across the district.

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