* First it was the Nazi running against Dan Lipinski, and now this…
The Republican nominee for a US House seat in Illinois has said the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job and that singer Beyonce Knowles has ties to the Illuminati.
Bill Fawell is running against incumbent Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos in Illinois’ 17th District, where she won by 20 points in 2016 even though the district also voted narrowly for Donald Trump. Fawell won his uncontested primary in March. He has not reported any fundraising to the Federal Election Commission, per publicly available records. […]
In an interview with CNN, Fawell stood by his blog posts and the theories he espoused on them. He said that Jay-Z and Beyonce expressed their support for the Illuminati in their videos, and that singer Taylor Swift had as well. […]
The Illinois Republican Party did not respond to a request for comment. […]
In a 2014 post, Fawell speculated that New York City was going to be destroyed in a false flag attack by the deep state in either the year 2016 or 2017.
Fawell lives in Galena, but is part of the influential DuPage County Fawell family. Fawell had been up against Mark Kleine in the primary. Kleine raised a ton of early money and was highly touted by the Republicans, but dropped out in January after voicing his frustration over all that fundraising pressure. That move came long after the filing deadline and left Fawell unopposed, so it’s tough to blame the GOP for this particular mess.
* Meanwhile, down-river in Rock Island County…
County Republicans have asked Glen Evans, state representative candidate for the 72nd District, to withdraw from the race. […]
Court records show Mr. Evans, of Rock Island, was charged with criminal trespass and criminal contempt after violating an order of protection in December 1997. The charges were dismissed in February 1998.
In addition, Marion County, Indiana records show an outstanding warrant for Mr. Evans in 2008 after he failed to appear for a probation hearing on a charge of violating an order of protection against his wife, Erica Evans.
In November 2009, an emergency order of protection was filed by Ms. Evans in Rock Island County, following a domestic battery charge against their 5-year-old son. According to an article in the Dispatch-Argus, Mr. Evans struck his son while he was sleeping after he witnessed his son sucking his thumb.
Ms. Evans withdrew her petition in Rock Island County in October 2010. The protective order and charge was dismissed. […]
Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney said Mr. Evans has previously run for office as a Democrat in about 18 different local races. He has lost every election with the exception of two precinct committeeman races.
Evans is running against Rep. Mike Halpin (D-Rock Island). Like the Nazi, neither Evans nor Fawell were given a chance in Hades of winning even before their history was known.