Cullerton sandbagged by Operation PUSH
Friday, Jan 29, 2016
* From Rep. Ken Dunkin’s guy Maze Jackson…
* Maze was referring to an Operation PUSH press conference today featuring Senate President John Cullerton, Rep. Mary Flowers and Rep. Dunkin…
So, what’s going on?
It looks like a classic sandbag.
* Cullerton, according to his press secretary, absolutely did not know Dunkin would be there. “This was not our event,” he said.
Cullerton went and subsequently went through with the event because Rev. Jesse Jackson asked him to.
Rep. Flowers apparently didn’t know about Dunkin’s attendance, either. She didn’t seem too pleased.
But at least we now know that Rev. Jackson isn’t going to be a bystander.
…Adding… Rep. Flowers says she was completely surprised by Dunkin’s presence. She did say, however, that she was pleasantly surprised when Dunkin called on Gov. Rauner to sign the MAP grant bill passed yesterday.
That bill, by the way, has not yet been sent to the governor, even though Senate President Cullerton was at PUSH today demanding that Rauner sign it.