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Another longshot Dem candidate announces gubernatorial bid

Friday, Aug 11, 2017

* Who?…

* Marshall was a Burr Ridge trustee from 1989-1993, ran for Congress as a Republican in 1998 and lost to Bill Lipinski in the general, then ran for US Senate as a Democrat in 2010 and got 6 percent of the vote and ran for Congress as a Democrat last year in Peter Roskam’s district but got stomped by Amanda Howland in the primary.

* From his 2016 Daily Herald questionnaire

What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?

Dividing the State of Illinois into extra states, specifically 4 separate independent states. We should do this to increase our political power at the Federal level and in the Electoral College.

Ending the so called “War on Drugs”. Marijuana should be legalized on a nationwide basis. State and local municipalities can choose to opt out of this program if they so choose. Treatment programs should be expanded for drug addicts.

Decrease Medicare age to 62 and also start a dental program for seniors comparable to the Medicare program.

Increase the minimum wage to $15.00, require two weeks of paid leave.

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  1. - Fax Machine - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:12 am:

    He’ll get more votes than Daiber (assuming both make the ballot).

    Among no names, the better name gets more votes & Marshall sounds vetter than Daivlber.

  2. - City Zen - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:18 am:

    He gets bonus points for being what the other candidates are not: succinct.

  3. - Montrose - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:19 am:

    Which of the four states does he want to be governor of?

  4. - Perrid - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:19 am:

    Uh, he’s serious about dividing the state? Is that even legal? Also, what lines does he want to split us up by? Like Cook, Collar counties, Northern Il and Southern IL? I just don’t understand.

  5. - Politix - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:20 am:

    Pretty basic Dem platform.

    I love everything but the dividing the state thingy.

  6. - MissingG - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:20 am:

    “I’m running for Governor so I can destroy the State of Illinois as you know it. With your support, I will be the last Governor of Illinois, but there will also be weed”

  7. - Saluki - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:27 am:

    Is there any chance that Rauner is having some influence in adding candidates to the dem field?

  8. - Northsider - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    Too bad he’s not a former assistant U.S. attorney.

  9. - A guy - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    Wonder if he’s got the time and energy to do this because:

    He’s lost patience. OR
    He’s lost patients?

  10. - just sayin' - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:30 am:

    More evidence that weed really isn’t as harmless as some try to claim.

  11. - Give Me A Break - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    Great just what we need.

    Four Statehouses
    Four Govs Mansions
    Four State Fairs

    But think of the fun the GOP would have having four Speaker Madigans to bash.

  12. - Piece of Work - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    Doc, may want to stick with medicine. Just sayin

  13. - HoneyBadger - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:39 am:

    Perennial political candidate for office.

  14. - DE - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:40 am:

    Which one is he, the one at the podium or the one sticking his head out of the wall?

  15. - Tequila Mockingbird - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:42 am:

    But how would we divide all that pension obligation? Cook County too big to fail?
    at least we would have legal weed to lower our anxiety. Crazy, that’s what it is.

  16. - Linus - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:46 am:

    Tell me this isn’t the same Dr. Bob Marshall who also ran for governor in ‘90 - I think as a Republican.

  17. - hexagon - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:51 am:

    Break il up! Now that’s divisive rhetoric.

  18. - Anon - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:55 am:

    Congress would need to approve breaking the state into four states, as per Article IV of the Constitution. Admitting you want to do it for strictly political reasons is a surefire way to make sure they never ever would.

  19. - Retired Educator - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 12:02 pm:

    Well this is another example of a real deep thinker running for office. When I say deep, I mean like the Mariana trench deep. Way out there, and somehow thinks he has some good ideas. Kind of glad he isn’t my doctor.

  20. - DuPage Saint - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 12:15 pm:

    Where I’d Lar America First Daley when we need him?

  21. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 12:25 pm:

    ““I’m running for Governor so I can destroy the State of Illinois as you know it.”

    I think that platform was already taken by the current occupant.

  22. - Cromulent M. Biggens - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 12:27 pm:

    Linus: he is the same.

  23. - Secret Square - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 12:29 pm:

    “think of the fun the GOP would have having four Speaker Madigans to bash.”

    Not so sure it would work out that way… assuming the split was into four symmetrical quadrants or was Cook-Collars-N IL-S IL, at least two of the new states would likely be “red” states similar to IN, KY or MO and therefore have GOP controlled legislatures….

  24. - Leatherneck - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    How can you be Governor of 5 different states at once?

  25. - Leatherneck - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 2:15 pm:

    How about another doctor, David Gill for Marshall’s Lt. Gov candidate?

  26. - Jibba - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 2:17 pm:

    There have been several “serious” plans to split states up, usually to benefit a rural, often conservative, population that feels dominated by a big metro area. Eastern Colorado, eastern California, Northern California, etc. And here was me rooting for Puerto Rican statehood to get 2 more Dems.

  27. - Jibba - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 2:40 pm:

    If you did split IL into 4 states based on mostly equal population, you would have one made mostly of the city of Chicago (2.7 mil), another for the rest of Cook County (2.7 mil), the remaining collars (3 mil), then the rest of the state (about 4 mil). How many Ds and Rs?

    On another note, we have 45 counties with populations less than 20k (2012 census), less than a million people in almost half of our counties altogether. Talk about an inability to maintain services like roads or schools without outside help. And I’m a downstater.

  28. - Anonymous - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 4:37 pm:

    I spy lots of bitter downstaters who don’t want to pay for their own roads and schools when the north of I-80 slop spigot turns off. Just be honest. You know you’d be nothing without Chicagoland.

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