U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) addresses the crowd at Republican Day on the state fairgrounds Thursday, telling the Illinois GOP the party can rebuild. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

One day after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) visited Springfield to rev up the Democratic base at the Governor’s Day brunch held by the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association, the Democrat’s face loomed over the crowd assembled for Republican Day programming on the Director’s Lawn at the state fairgrounds — along with grayscale headshots Gov. JB Pritzker and House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) — urging Republicans to “fight the machine.”

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