The Illinois GOP’s fortunes changed when then-candidate Bruce Rauner entered the political scene five years ago. Springfield could look quite different come January if Democrat JB Pritzker prevails over Rauner. That could force Illinois Republicans to readjust to their new reality. One of those Republicans is State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon), who has served in the House since 2013. On this episode of The Daily Line’s Aldercast, Demmer discusses the key to expanding the Republican party’s umbrella in Illinois. Comments, questions or suggestions? Email