Some House Democrats are facing a real dilemma
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
* The first official vote this newly elected Democratic legislator will cast after being sworn in is during the election for House Speaker…
Rauner beat Quinn 58-37 in that district two years ago. The vast majority of votes in that district come from Madison County, which has been trending more Republican with every passing year. It now has a GOP county board chairman and a GOP county board, for instance.
Not to mention that her regional newspapers, the Alton Telegraph and the Belleville News-Democrat, both despise Madigan.
* Stuart defeated Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) for various reasons. He seemingly equated birth control with promiscuity, for instance, and Stuart proved herself to be an extremely hard-working candidate. Unless he runs again (and few expect that to happen), she’ll have to work non-stop between now and November, 2018 to win reelection. And unless something changes in this state, her vote for Madigan won’t help.
She might wanna consider calling in sick, or at least pray for a Metro East blizzard in early January. /s