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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

* The recently reconstituted Trial Balloons 2014 website has a list of possible candidates for statewide office, including this one for Democratic state treasurer possibles

Mike Cabonargi
Scott Lee Cohen
Mike Frerichs
Stephanie Neely

Scott Lee Cohen?

Oh, man.

The horror.

The horror.

* Cohen’s campaign account is still active. He hasn’t raised any money and his fund still owes over $6 million to himself.

Campaign slogans?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


23 Comments
  1. - siriusly - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:08 am:

    “Illinois needs my expertise in short term borrowing”


  2. - ZC - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:11 am:

    Cohen certainly hasn’t closed the door to running again. And I heard that from the horse’s mouth.


  3. - Boone's is Back - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:16 am:

    “When you’re hopeless and strapped for cash, who better to turn to then a pawn broker? SLC for IL”


  4. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:17 am:

    An alarming lack of self-awareness.


  5. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:17 am:

    hey if the GOPies can have DeadBeatJoe on the “shortlist” isn’t anything possible?


  6. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:21 am:

    howa about this… Mr. Cohen donate HALF, of what he thinks he is going to spend, to a Charity and the Press gives him more than 15 minutes of Fame so Mr. Cohen can feel “important” and we can be done with this?

    Maybe the question to Scott Lee Cohen should be…

    “What is a better way to part with $2 million?”

    Free Pony Rides during Taste of Chicago?

    Pay the Water Bill for Buckingham Fountain this summer?

    Pay all the Fees and Police costs for all Neighborhood parades and fests in Chicago?

    For Springfield, Free “Cohen Days” at the Lincoln Library for everyone?

    Pay the DNR costs to re-open and/or keep open all state parks and the staffing?

    Pay for all the IDOT road construction costs for 2013? (Too soon?)

    Pay for all the 2013 “needed” renovations and costs for the Springfield and DuQuoin Governor’s Mansions, (for the people of the state and all)?

    Just spitballing here … $2 Million and the Press for the Ego of SLC… and helping people and/or the state of Illinois … its a win/win, and no worries on the Ballot come March or (gasp) November.


  7. - The Captain - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:23 am:

    It gets better, only a small handful of his 2009-2010 donors are not named Scott Cohen and they’re mostly for low dollar amounts. The guy spent $6.3 million in 2010 of basically all his own money. There has to be a cheaper hobby than losing elections.


  8. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:27 am:

    –Cohen certainly hasn’t closed the door to running again. And I heard that from the horse’s mouth. –

    Sure you have the right end there?


  9. - Bluefish - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:29 am:

    We can’t “pawn” off our responsibilities any longer - Vote for SLC


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:35 am:

    Sorry, Rich, to the Question at hand …

    “SLC for the Dough Ray Me!”

    “Scott Lee Cohen, Putting his Money where the Money is!”

    “Treasurer? I’ll give you $3 Million and not a cent more!”

    “SLC, Pawning the State’s Fiscal House on Illionis’ Fiscal Savior.”

    “Leave the Checkbook, Pawn the Cannoli.”

    “Taverns need the Press Conference Market”

    “SLC, Relevent for a while, still not too relevent again.”

    “SLC, a Deomcratic Ticket’s Diversity - with a Negative Twist.”

    “SLC, Because being Treasurer means never having to say, ‘I am withdrawing’…”

    “SLC, No Money Down, and an Easy Absentee Voting Plan.”

    “Cohen for Treasurer, when crying on TV once becasue of politics is not enough.”

    “SLC, endorsed by Opposition Researchers of America.”

    “Cohen for Treasurer, Primary Tested, Oswego Willy Approved!”

    “SLC, Massaging a Message for the Betterment of Illinois.”


  11. - Wensicia - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:36 am:

    “Fooled you once, shame on me.”

    “If I fool you again, shame on you!”


  12. - titan - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:43 am:

    “Illinois - I can hock it for you”


  13. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:47 am:

    SLC - people see me when they’re broke and desperate. So Illinois, I’m the perfect man for the job!


  14. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 11:59 am:

    “Scott Lee Cohen, Illinois’ own Pawn Star!”


  15. - Ivory-billed Woodpecker - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 12:05 pm:

    Scott Lee Cohen — Name Recognition!


  16. - reformer - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 12:13 pm:

    “Rich guys are entitled to buy nominations. Just ask Bruce!”


  17. - Levois - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 12:19 pm:

    Why hasn’t that man shown up on TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn”? That would be a hoot!


  18. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 12:21 pm:

    “Meh, yeah, Ok.”

    “All Restraining Orders Lifted!”

    “It Won’t be ‘Dull’…”

    “Holding the Nomination for Whomever Madigan Wants After I Win.”

    “A Political Outsider …Like Out On The Street, Outsider.”

    “Appreciating the Appreciation of Our Assets!”

    “Illinois’ ‘Co-Signer’ If Need Be.”

    “An Open Book, Just the Book Is Lost …”

    “If I was a Complete Set, I Would Be Worth More…”

    “Illinois’ Hope, but More Importantly, The GOP’s Plea!”

    “Like Episodes of ‘Cops’, but With a Fiscal ‘Twist’ …”

    “A Misunderstood Media Darling, Honest.”

    “All Girlfriends - Out of State By Now!”

    “Worth Every Penny, of Mocking”

    “Fiscally Based, Criminally Confusing”

    “A ‘Scruples’ Game Question You Vote for in March!”

    “You know I Could Be Worse, So Be Glad I am Only ‘That’ Crazy”

    “Chicago Based, and The Rest Of Illinois Is Glad.”

    “Making ‘Walking Around Money’ Fashonable Again!”

    “SLC - Popping Tags, Stacks of $20s in His Pockets, This Campaign… is Awesome!”

    “Loading up On Manila Enevelopes Already!”

    “Signs Don’t Vote, but Attach a $50…”


  19. - Flyer - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 12:36 pm:

    A treasurer is somebody you should look up to- vote Frerichs


  20. - dupage dan - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 12:50 pm:

    Pawnball been beddy beddy good to Petey Cohen.


  21. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:37 pm:

    SLC-Making “Chumlee” look like Einstein.

    SLC-I make more on my investments than the Rut.

    Willy-props for the “Thrift Shop” reference.


  22. - Wumpus - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:39 pm:

    SLC has no spine. He should have stuck it out as Lt Guv candidate.


  23. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 15, 13 @ 3:58 pm:

    - AA -,

    I do it for the “Kids” …

    “SLC - Now you wish I did run for LG now, Right?”

    “Cohen for Treasurer - The Only Damage I Can Do Is Fiscal”

    “SLC - Breaking the Mold, By Breaking the Bank”

    “Cohen for Treasurer - Just like the Pawn Shop, Just Add a Few More Zeros”

    “SLC - Having Checks That You Can’t Cash? Just Like My Current Job!”

    “My Yard Signs Will Have Sponsors, I Promise”

    “SLC - Becaause the GOP is the Intolerant Party!”

    “Cohen for Treasurer, Because Pawn Brokers Demand It!”

    “SLC - Illinois is in Hock, I have the Key to the Lock!”


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