Skip to comments.Indicted ex-lawmaker poses dilemma for Ill. Dems
Posted on 10/31/2012 5:22:23 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
CHICAGOSince the heyday of the city's machine politics, punching a straight Democratic ticket on Election Day has been as dependable a Chicago tradition as hot dogs without ketchup and the Cubs breaking their fans' hearts. But this November, the automatic vote is turning out to be a little too dependable for the state's Democratic leaders.
The feared victory Tuesday of a former state lawmaker indicted on federal bribery charges has top Democrats scrambling to defeat one of their own. They've hand-picked a rival candidate, set up a separate "independent" political party for him and deployed their precinct operations in an effort to avoid embarrassment for a party and state already suffering from a reputation for corruption.
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Where is social justice when you need it?
Chicago doesn’t “suffer from a reputation for corruption” it wallows in it.
If they were concerned about corruption they’d not be voting democrat
they lost their chief community organizer
"I just vote Democrat all the way across. Whoever's there, I give them a chance," said Percy Winfields, 74, a resident of an apartment complex that caters to seniors.
Besides, Winfields said, Smith showed up before Christmas last year and delivered on a promise to provide turkeys to the tenants for the holiday.
"He didn't lie," the retired truck driver said. "That's a plus right there, especially when he's feeding you."
Says it all...
gimme muh free cheeze