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AG candidate tweets out engagement announcement

Monday, Sep 24, 2018

* Last night…



* Press release…

Good evening!

I wanted to share some big personal news that Sen. Kwame Raoul, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, just tweeted.

Kwame proposed to Dr. Lisa Moore this morning at St. John AME Church in Aurora, her parents’ church, after addressing the congregation. She was completely surprised!

Lisa is an anesthesiologist at St. Joseph Hospital. They each have two children; Kwame’s son and daughter are both in college. Lisa has one child in high school and one in college.

Kwame and Lisa started dating two months prior to his prostate cancer diagnosis three years ago. She guided him through the experience.

Earlier this evening, they attended a campaign meet-and-greet with the LGBTQ community in Lakeview, where Kwame shared the happy news with supporters. He reemphasized his commitment to defending marriage equality and said,

“We’re here tonight to celebrate love! Love is love. Everyone should have the rights that Lisa and I have, and nothing less.”

Aviva

* The happy couple…



Sometimes we can forget that candidates are human beings. This is a helpful reminder.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

11 Comments
  1. - Just Observing - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 9:52 am:

    Obviously he timed the engagement to maximize press coverage right before the election ;) #snark


  2. - DuPage Bard - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 10:15 am:

    Congratulations Senator


  3. - Sandy - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 10:26 am:

    I’m so happy for them. Kwame has always been a stand up guy in my eyes. He was always kind and generous to us when we visited Springfield. I’ll never forget the time Jim testified before committee and Kwame had to get up and leave the room. He became so emotional because of his father passing; the testimony hit home for him. I’d never seen a legislator show his emotions like that and I knew then, this was a man who wasn’t afraid to stand up for what was right and had a personal attachment to our cause. There was a connection and a truth to his words.

    Anyway, we’re happy for them and politics aside, I hope they have a happy long life together. Cheers! 🥂


  4. - Commonsense in Illinois - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 10:56 am:

    This reminds me of when former Governor Jim Thompson got married a few months before the 1976 election.


  5. - Colin O'Scopy - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 11:40 am:

    Mazel tov!


  6. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 11:41 am:

    Congrats and best wishes to you both. Sincerely.

    Oswego Willy


  7. - Matts - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 11:41 am:

    1) Congrats, Senator. 2) Your announcement venue made me think of Michael’s proposal to Carol at the Diwali fest on The Office. So glad yours turned out so magnificently.


  8. - Jocko - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 11:53 am:

    Madigan and the nuptials he controls. /s


  9. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 12:34 pm:

    Congratulations


  10. - Lt Guv - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 12:51 pm:

    Congrats to our next AG and Dr. Moore. He’s a good man.


  11. - Mama - Monday, Sep 24, 18 @ 6:41 pm:

    Congrats to the both of you.


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