Elven-term Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez cruised to victory Tuesday in the only contested primary among a Democratic member of Congress from Illinois.
With 59 percent of precincts reporting in his 4th district covering Chicago and several near west suburbs, Gutierrez had 75 percent of the vote over challengers Alexandra Eidenberg and Jorge Zavala.
Gutierrezs daughter was able to purchase an apartment set aside for affordable housing through a program run by Gutierrez protégé Alderman Billy Ocasio. She purchased the apartment for $155,000 in 2008 with a loan from Gutierrez; a year later, she sold the apartment for $239,900, pocketing a cool $84,900 profit.
Paul Ryan will debate anybody who tries to suggest that Luis Gutierrez is less than an honest man.
Naturally, the media withheld any mention of the ongoing investigation until after the primary election was over. It would have been useful information for voters to have known before they cast their ballots.