Former gov candidate shows support for Trump with his own mugshot

Darren Bailey is still stumping for the former president even after four indictments.

LOUISVILLE, Ill. – Former GOP nominee for Illinois Governor Darren Bailey for some reason felt a need to support former President Donald Trump with a mugshot.

Bailey had a long history of anti-LGBTQ bills during his time in the General Assembly and during his run for governor. He was endorsed by Trump for his run for governor in 2022. He lost the election in a 55-42 result.

Bailey has continued his support for Trump, even with a fourth indictment in Georgia.

Bailey tweeted a picture of himself with the background of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department mugshot frame and proclaiming his support for Trump.

It went about as well as you would expect. The general response was “this is why you lost.”

As a state senator, Bailey filed a bill that would establish “a student’s sex shall be the student’s biological gender assigned at birth” and require using a birth certificate issued at birth to confirm. It didn’t make it out of committee.

As a state representative, he opposed including gender-affirming care in Illinois Medicaid and the state’s LGBTQ-inclusive education standards.

During his primary campaign for governor, he made transphobic attacks against Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin (R) saying “he is fine with allowing boys and men to invade women’s sports competitions.”

After getting the nomination, he doubled down on comparing abortion to the Holocaust.

Last month, Bailey announced he was running against fellow conservative U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) for Illinois’ 12th district. Both Bost and Bailey have been endorsed by Trump in the past.

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