* Tedd McClelland at NBC5…
In this century, the Republicans have gone 4-for-23 in statewide elections — a .173 winning percentage.
Tedd blames this sad record on the GOP’s conservative bent by looking at the moderates who won those four statewide races…
In the 21st Century, only three Republicans have won a statewide election in Illinois: Judy Baar Topinka, elected treasurer in 2002 and comptroller in 2010; Mark Kirk, elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010; and Dan Rutherford, elected treasurer in 2010.
* Meanwhile, a conservative Republican is gearing up for a run for state treasurer…
I haven’t sent an email regarding fundraising, volunteering or anything else in a while, but the time has now come to start building the bridge that will lead to my 2014 State of Illinois Treasurer election.
I’m writing to ask if you would be one of the first donors and more importantly, supporter to my election campaign?
If you’re IN — just go to www.michaelscottcarter.com and give whatever is comfortable for you.
Your donation of $50, $100, $250, or even $500 would be very helpful as I prepare to kick-off my campaign.
Your support will send a strong message to the liberal attack machine that Illinois and America want leaders with fiscal discipline as we Bringing Back Mainstreet… One Neighborhood at a Time and generating economic growth to all 110 counties in Illinois
Your support would mean a great deal to me as I prepare to kick-off the petitioning on September 3rd and start working to get Illinois back on track and moving forward in the right direction.
Thank you in advance for believing in me and your ongoing support.
Michael Scott Carter
State Treasurer Candidate [Emphasis added.]
I wasn’t aware that Illinois had annexed southern Wisconsin. The “Illinois Dells” somehow just doesn’t have the same resonance, but I suppose I could get used to it.