Sam McCann Releases Video Introducing Running Mate Aaron Merreighn

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Contact: Rick Crosley, Spokesman

Slamming Rauner’s Quincy response, McCann promises veterans “the service and care they’ve earned”

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Conservative Party gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann released a video introducing voters to running mate Aaron Merreighn. The video focuses on Merreighn’s family, upbringing, military service and political platform.

“I’m excited to introduce the people of Illinois to Aaron Merreighn, a man who has dedicated his life to helping others and serving his country,” said McCann. “I am proud to call him my running mate and I will be even prouder to call him Lieutenant Governor.”

McCann contrasted Merreighn’s military service with Governor Rauner’s failure to respond to the 13 fatal cases of Legionnaire’s Disease at the Quincy Veterans Home, and Rauner’s inability to release a plan to prevent it from happening again. Merreighn served five tours of duty as a Marine.

“As a veteran, Aaron has committed to giving our heroes the respect and care they’ve earned,” said McCann. “One of the reasons I chose Aaron as a running mate was to give Illinois veterans relief from the deplorable treatment they’ve received from Governor Rauner, whose catastrophic response to the fatal outbreak at the Quincy Veterans Home is an insult to every American who has ever worn a military uniform.”

“Aaron’s commitment to veterans and strong work ethic are what Illinois needs,” McCann continued. “Aaron is a proven leader who has served his country as a Marine, his community as a volunteer firefighter, and his state as a proud state worker.”

The introductory video is posted at