Napoleon seemed to be the least liberal of the Dems running. Oh well.
That’s one fewer black candidate running, so it slightly reduces Halvorson’s odds of winning, but I still think she’ll win, unless the Jacksons convince a couple of white candidates to run to take votes away from Halvorson. But then again, maybe at this stage Jesse prefers Halvorson to win so that he can handpick someone to run against her one-on-one in the 2016 primary.
I hope that a Halvorson victory convinces black state legislators in IL to (i) push through runoffs when the leading votegetter in the primary gets beliw 50% (or maybe below 40% as in NC) and (ii) not allow white Democrats to draw black districts well into the suburbs to help white Democrats in other districts.
Oops, I meant 2014, not 2016, primary.
The filing deadline is quite passed, it was Jan 9th so there will be no new entries.
I support primary runoffs but I don’t think they’d ever push for that.
At least not unless Debbie was reelected a couple times cause they couldn’t get their stuff together and field 1 candidate against her. ;) That would have me in hysterics.
She is in for a LOT of hostility if she wins.
The White and Black breeds of Rattus Illini seem about twice as hostile to the idea of sharing a rat hole as the rats in Nashville.
I hope all politicians will decide that we should ignore each candidate’s skin color, but that probably won’t happen, in Illinois, for at least 10 more years.