Illinois GOP chairman talks about mending divides in Republican Party

By WEEK Producer

June 16, 2014 Updated Jun 16, 2014 at 9:55 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider spoke to a full house of GOP faithful this afternoon at the McLean County Republican Party Luncheon.

It was a rough week for the Grand Old Party with the shocking primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Tea Party challenger David Brat.

Schneider spoke about his plans to mend the divide between Illinois Republicans and the Tea Party.

"There will be no divide come November in the Republican Party," said Schneider. "That's my job. To organize the Republican party, to bring all factions of the Republican Party together, as well as Democrats and independents who are going to unite on our message of lower taxes, less wasteful spending, quality education for our kids, term limits, and a booming economy."

Schneider is touring the state stumping for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.