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Wolf opponents finally get their due

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

* A swarm of citizens has industry has sprung up on Twitter over the past several months to expose this candidate. Their work is finally paying off after a couple of fawning profiles in other publications failed to check into the guy

Benjamin Thomas Wolf’s congressional campaign office in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood is adorned with framed news stories, touting his service in the FBI.

A Newsweek article features a portrait of Wolf holding a lit marijuana blunt and asks, “Who is Benjamin Thomas Wolf? Former FBI agent smokes weed in Illinois congressional campaign ad.” A Vice story declares, “This former FBI agent is running for Congress to legalize weed.” The Times of Israel says, “Jewish ex-FBI agent makes blunt bid for Congress.”

In a news release last week, the Wolf campaign identified him as a “former FBI agent.”

But the news release and articles got one detail wrong: Wolf was never an FBI agent.

Oops.

* Wolf is running against Congressman Mike Quigley. And he has a dark background

Katarina Coates, a former girlfriend who interned for his campaign, told POLITICO that Wolf was frequently physically and emotionally abusive, and “doxxed” her by revealing her name and home address on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

“He actually hit me, threw me to the ground, put his foot on my chest. He was really angry. He grabbed my face,” said Coates, who described at least six incidents of physical abuse. […]

In one instance, Coates directly complained to DePaul campus security that she was fearful of him. In a separate instance, in April 2017, she corresponded over email with a security officer who reassured her that Wolf, who was not a student there, had actually been banned from the campus. […]

When he first announced his candidacy, Wolf described himself as an “Iraq veteran.” And on Veterans Day, he responded to a tweet from Quigley saying: “Wolf served multiple terms in Africa and Iraq. Wolf for Congress.”

But Wolf has never served in the military.

* Also…


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22 Comments
  1. - PJ - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:19 pm:

    He is an honest to god sociopath. A truly disturbing person.


  2. - AuH20 - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:26 pm:

    He sounds like D.C. material, and I mean that in the worst way possible.


  3. - Natty_B - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:29 pm:

    All of his signs just totally rip off the Obama logo. That was sign 1, about a year ago, that this dude was nuts.


  4. - Last Bull Moose - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:30 pm:

    Can we get candidates interviewed by the actual FBI under oath? Even give them the questions in advance . No opinion questions, just facts.


  5. - West Side the Best Side - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:31 pm:

    You usually serve a “tour” rather than a “term” in the military. Unless he served a term in office in Iraq and a country in Africa. This guy could be loony enough to claim that.


  6. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:32 pm:

    Hate to see a guy like this get any attention at all, which he is probably loving. But he needed to be exposed.

    There is such a thing as bad publicity, and this is what it looks like.


  7. - Natty_B - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    lol: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfbhvFygn3p/?taken-by=benjaminthomaswolf


  8. - Dupage Bard - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:35 pm:

    Primary season is fantastic


  9. - Chicago_Downstater - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:39 pm:

    “People are caught up in minor details,” Wolf said. “I don’t care.”–from the Chicago Tribune article.

    Minor details? I’d hate to see what he considers major details. Dude is dangerous.


  10. - TKMH - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:41 pm:

    He’s the Dennis Reynolds of Illinois politics.


  11. - walker - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:41 pm:

    When called out on his “tour of Iraq carrying an AR-15,” by actual military veterans of Iraq, Wolf’s response was “Not everyone who goes to Iraq is in the military. I was an operative directed by the State Department.”

    Quite the hero, our Mr Wolf.


  12. - Fax Machine - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:43 pm:

    Even if this wasn’t reported Quigley would have won with 70% in a 4 way race.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:43 pm:

    Sheepishly running in Wolf’s own delusions…

    … while… well, you can read the rest.


  14. - TKMH - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:44 pm:

    From the Politico article: “I walk around this city with a black leather jacket and leather boots and this city is scared of me,” Wolf said. “We are talking about sex and drugs, we have no corporate donors.”

    Forget Dennis Reynolds, he’s the Taxi Driver of Illinois politics.


  15. - JoanP - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    Oh, dear: http://observer.com/2018/03/pornhub-politics-benjamin-thomas-wolf/


  16. - ILDemVoter - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 3:59 pm:

    Am I crazy for thinking that Madigan could do himself a great service by getting this dude removed from the party or ballot or SOMETHING? Those are damning facts and I wouldn’t want this dude within 15 feet of anything with the word Democrat.


  17. - A guy - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 4:03 pm:

    He mustn’t have gotten the recent memo from the Speaker. This kinda conduct isn’t acceptable any more. /s


  18. - Amalia - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 4:05 pm:

    porn site. what the…..


  19. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 4:05 pm:

    ===Am I crazy for thinking that Madigan could do himself a great service by getting this dude removed from the party or ballot or SOMETHING?===

    Yes.

    Madigan has no power to do any of that.


  20. - Nacho - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 4:21 pm:

    ==All of his signs just totally rip off the Obama logo. That was sign 1, about a year ago, that this dude was nuts.==

    Yeah, it’s a total rip-off. And his policy platform just seems to be a bunch of bullet points lifted from Bernie Sanders. I was already enthusiastic about voting against this guy even before these revelations.


  21. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 7, 18 @ 6:36 pm:

    How is this guy not a cable “news” expert, all day long?

    What’s it going to take, a 25/8 news cycle?


  22. - Pam L - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:22 pm:

    I met a guy who worked for his campaign for a second, got skeeved out by the atmosphere and tapped out, and Wolf hounded him to return the free t-shirt. Dude’s crazy.


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