Skip to comments.Republicans nominate reformer ex-con running in #IL02 district famous for electing pre-cons
Posted on 02/28/2013 11:55:40 PM PST by JerseyanExile
Its one Man versus The Chicago-Bloomberg Machine in #IL02
It looks like Paul McKinley (R) will hold onto the nomination to run against Robin Kelly (D) in the special election to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. in the Illinois 2nd Congressional District on April 9.
While McKinley only has a 23-vote lead, it appears that all the votes are in. McKinley has declared victory.
Kelly is the fiercely anti-2nd Amendment Chicago machine candidate backed by NY City Mayor Michael Bloombergs SuperPAC, which spent over $2 million in the Democratic primary to get Kelly elected.
Many people are writing this off as a sure Democratic win, but dont be so quick.
McKinley is not your typical Republican candidate. McKinleys an ex-con running in a district famous for electing pre-cons.
McKinley is a street activist who repeatedly speaks out against Obama and the crony deals Obamas Chicago team gets at the expense of poor Chicago neighborhoods.
McKinley has a message of repentance, to which he has devoted his life since leaving prison in 1998. Kelly is a party loyalist and built her career serving in the bureaucracy.
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McKinley understands how inner city communities have been devastated by corruption and cronyism, and he is running on a message of taking on the politicians who have brought such pain to his community.
McKinley is pro-2nd Amendment and pro-concealed carry, recognizing that the law-abiding citizens have been left defenseless by Chicagos draconian gun laws that do nothing to take guns away from criminals.
Legal Insurrection has been backing McKinley as a candidate since we first came across his grassroots community activism in the poorest areas of Chicago with the Broke Party. Its a tough district, but its the kind of situation where we just might be able to make a fight of it with the message McKinley is bringing.
McKinley told local TV:
Well Im quite confident that Im going to win, he said. Theres no doubt in my mind that Ive already won and my whole election was based on those whove been thrown into the garbage can of society and whove, whose issues have never been brought to the forefront.
Anthony Beale, one of the losing Democrats in the primary, spoke harshly about Bloombergs interference:
If this is the future of the Democratic Party, then we are all in big trouble.
Spread the word. Its one Man versus The Machine in Chicagos 2nd Congressional District.
Donate to McKinley here.
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Update Lenny McAllister, one of the Republican candidates, urges people to unite behind McKinley:
Your future, and this district, is more important than any ambition. I congratulate my opponent Paul McKinley on his likely victory this evening. The Democrats will throw everything and the kitchen sink at him from now until the General Election, and we must be there to stand up for Paul, our Republican nominee.
Well, he’s already a criminal. That’s one big prerequisite out of the way in being a politician in DC. If we find that he also has an affinity for hookers and or drugs, he may be a lock to win it all!
You can’t make this stuff up.
.....NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s SuperPAC, which spent over $2 million in the Democratic primary to get (D-IL ) Emmett Kelly elected.
- But no large softdrinks will be served or sold in eateries or 7-11 stores or two liter softdrinks will be delivered when you order pizza to be delivered.
Meanwhile Bloomie takes his well-guarded armored limo to his office daily while he is illegally sending NYPD LEOs to Arizona and Texas to attempt to entrap gun shop owners as they try to run an honest private business.
- Hitler’s greatgrandson is alive and living in Manhattan under the alias of Bloomberg.
When Bloomie was first elected running as a Republican because the NY democrats would not let him run as a democrat - he was (only) worth about six billion ($6,000,000,000) dollars (plus what he has in Russia, Canada, and Israel) - now he is worth over wel fourteen billion ($14,000,000,000) bucks - and he still illegal runs Bloomberg Inc. after bribing NYC politicians to change the law so he could run for a third (3rd) term as Mayor of New York City - but this time - as an “Independent”
Bloomberg does nothing unless it profits him financially or increases his power.
Recall (GOOGLE it) that Bloomberg “threatened” to run for President as a Third Party candidate - to help defeat and honest and viable Conservative Republican candidate.
Bloomie still thinks he has a billionaire’s chance to live at 1600 Peonmasters Avenue.
Bloomie looks like Obama’s helf-brother if his mommy was an albino.
Fair campaign piece by Annne Sorock of Legal Insurrection who has announced here they are supporting McKinley. No mention of his Republican opponent(plus) whom he barely beat and could call for a recount,in this overall 18% turnout.
Other plusses. Nice swipes at the demo-com, even an endorsement quote from a wannabe.Minuses no pics or “glitz” But running an ex-con in a district of cons and ex-cons doesn’t say much for that district particularly when the 2nd amendment is at issue and the candidate may not be even able to legally own a gun. Is “Legal Insurrection” serious ?
He's running in Chicago, a city operated by criminals, where citizen self-defense is expressly forbidden. He'll be blown out by more than 50%, but somebody has to do it, I guess.