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*** UPDATED x1 *** Sauer resigns

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

* It’s now official


Kinda looks lawyerly.

…Adding… Good point by Emily…


*** UPDATE *** There’s good reason for lawyering up

The [police] report doesn’t describe the photos, but says her former boyfriend asked her to “participate in the acts depicted.”

On July 20, a detective was assigned to investigate but doesn’t appear to have done any follow-up yet, a police source said.

The report is currently listed as a “sex offense-obscenity materials (consisting of lewd writing, pictures, pornographic materials, etc. – with a predominant appeal to prurient interest – not involving children.)”

The report is currently not listed under “non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images (e.g., Revenge Porn,” but the report could be re-assigned a classification when it is further investigated.

Gov. Pat Quinn in 2015 signed legislation making that classification a felony offense. Those convicted of the “revenge porn” law could get one to three years in prison with a fine of up to $25,000.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

42 Comments
  1. - Thomas Paine - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:22 pm:

    Looks like they used “Find and Replace” on the Sandack letter.


  2. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    ===Kinda looks lawyerly.===

    Not sure I’d advise a client to use the name of his accuser in the letter of resignation, but at least he didn’t include any photos.


  3. - vern - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:26 pm:

    He’s still listed as an active candidate by SBOE… any confirmation that he’ll be withdrawing from the ballot as well?


  4. - PJ - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:27 pm:

    I cringed when he used her name. Why on earth would you do that?


  5. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:27 pm:

    –Not sure I’d advise a client to use the name of his accuser in the letter of resignation,…–

    Surprised by that, too. As well as “former girlfriend.” Not seeing the angle, if there is one.


  6. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:28 pm:

    ==After speaking with my family, I feel it best for me to step away from my public responsibilities==

    Bet that was a fun conversation. “Aw Ma, everyone does stuff like this on the internet nowadays”


  7. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:28 pm:

    The letter is copied to the Board of Elections, but doesn’t say he’s renouncing his party nomination. That’ll have to come later.


  8. - Nearly Normal - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:30 pm:

    Good Riddance! His problems are only going to escalate after this. Was he trying to intimidate his accuser by naming her? I don’t think she would be after going public.

    Whole mess leaves a “Sauer” taste for politicians.


  9. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    –I cringed when he used her name. Why on earth would you do that?–

    Sauer grapes. And being petty.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    The victim’s name in the letter… wow.


  11. - Pundent - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    =As a result of the allegations…= I thought this was a result of the culture created by Mike Madigan a/k/a “Captain Catfish?”

    Mike Madigan hates puppies but he loves catfish.


  12. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    –The letter is copied to the Board of Elections, but doesn’t say he’s renouncing his party nomination. That’ll have to come later.–

    Maybe he thinks this is sufficient. It’s not.


  13. - anon324 - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    Reads like it was written by someone who wants to be defiant but doesn’t want to dig himself in any deeper than he already is by denying something that he knows full-well to be true.


  14. - L.A. - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:37 pm:

    not too lawyerly to me. if he used the word “allegedly” somewhere, or “on the advice of my criminal attorney”


  15. - LakeCoQ - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:44 pm:

    Seems a VERY safe bet this letter was not prepared in consultation with an attorney.


  16. - Flynn's Mom - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:45 pm:

    When does the Trumpism start? I would never not post inappropriate pictures of my ex in an effort to hook up with guys.


  17. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    “allegedly” = allegations


  18. - Been There - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:50 pm:

    ===Seems a VERY safe bet this letter was not prepared in consultation with an attorney===
    My guess is Durkin’s House Repub attorney wrote this up, handed it to him and said sign it.


  19. - Stark - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:50 pm:

    Sauer/Sandack to make an outside bid for Gov./Lt. Gov this fall under the “oops, you caught us” party banner. /s


  20. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:53 pm:

    A felony conviction will really hurt. He should pray for no charges filed which I doubt will happen or a gift of a misdemeanor.


  21. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:55 pm:

    Scott Drury’s one positive contribution as a member of the General Assembly, that bill.


  22. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 3:57 pm:

    Ugh. Just ugh.


  23. - Responsa - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:06 pm:

    Good Riddance.


  24. - Kyle Hillman - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:07 pm:

    For the record - It was Sen. Hastings - Scott Drury and his ego was almost the reason that bill didn’t pass dispite nearly unanimous support.


  25. - Precinct Captain - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:07 pm:

    ==On July 20, a detective was assigned to investigate but doesn’t appear to have done any follow-up yet, a police source said.==

    This says it all about policing in Chicago


  26. - lakeside - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:09 pm:

    Exactly to Emily’s point. I’d say this woman has been though a *lot* on account of Sauer (allegedly). We should also take pains to leave her be, if that’s what she wants. She’s done the state a service. I’m sure she just wants her two years back.

    Also, I wouldn’t say this reads lawyerly, so much as what he believes will sound lawyerly and threatening. Great job, tough guy. I’ll second, Jake: Ugh.


  27. - Nick Name - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:13 pm:

    TL/DR: “B#%@h ratted me out, I gotta resign.”

    Victim naming/naming/shaming: truly, a stellar performance from this member of the Party of Personal Responsibility.


  28. - GOPgal - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:14 pm:

    Ron Sandack: “I’m the biggest sleaze this century in state house.”
    Nick Sauer: “Hold my beer.”


  29. - Chris P. Bacon - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:22 pm:

    Nick Sauer should already be in handcuffs. It’s not just the revenge porn aspect, it’s the credible allegation (according to POLITICO) that he represented himself as her for 2 years online to other men. Really sick.


  30. - anon324 - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:22 pm:

    Precinct Captain–it’s not just policing in Chicago, policing in general doesn’t take this stuff seriously. Stuff like this gets chalked up to “a vengeful ex,” and nothing happens because they “have more important things to do” with their resources.


  31. - Rabid - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:33 pm:

    Making good on the peoples pledge of term limits, no madigan vote


  32. - BlueDogDem - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 4:53 pm:

    Instagram,Twitter,Facebook,LinkedIn. .why does anyone even go there.


  33. - SIG - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 5:14 pm:

    Whole mess leaves a “Sauer” taste for politicians. ;-}

    According to Rauner, Madigan corrupted Sauer so much that he did this to Ms. Kelly. Between the statements of Rauner and Sauer, you’d think Sauer was just another conservative victim.


  34. - Barrington - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 5:19 pm:

    I’m glad Sauer has resigned. Why wasn’t Rauner cced?


  35. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 7:10 pm:

    “Instagram,Twitter,Facebook,LinkedIn. .why does anyone even go there.”

    Not everyone finds the opportunity to behave badly online irresistible.

    – MrJM


  36. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 7:24 pm:

    I guess he shaved his beard.


  37. - Name/Nickname/Anon - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 8:11 pm:

    Another wonderful person drawn to political office. What else is new.


  38. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 8:47 pm:

    So when will the pics he sent her surface?


  39. - low level - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 9:05 pm:

    Just curious as to why Chicago Police were called in? He was in Chicago went he posted the pics and the rest?

    He lives in Barrington and business is there as well yes?


  40. - Perrid - Wednesday, Aug 1, 18 @ 10:09 pm:

    To Emily’s tweet, it sounds like he’s denying the actions, or at least not admitting to the acts. If he said “Because of my reprehensible behavior”, if he owned it like she seems to want, just about everything would get at least a little bit worse for him. So I don’t understand her lecture, saying this is a terrible way to respond. If you aren’t going to “plead” guilty to the accusations it’s not too inappropriate. I do think the focus on the girlfriend/the allegations was just weird though; why even acknowledge them? Just say you resign, no reason, or say “personal issues.”


  41. - A guy - Thursday, Aug 2, 18 @ 8:58 am:

    Disappointed, Sad and Angry. Doesn’t even begin to describe it. You’ve shamed our party. You’ve shamed men. You’ve shamed humanity.


  42. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 2, 18 @ 9:07 am:

    Ha ha ha haaaaaaaaa, is the HGOP lawyerly touch to that letter. Best Madigan plant in the GO ever.


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