* Rep. Jeanne Ives…
Meet David Krupa and help him take out Mike Madigan’s General!
I am sending this to my entire statewide email list and beyond. And I am asking all of you to send this guy $10 to keep his fight going against the Madigan Machine. See how to contribute below.
Here is the headline of the recent John Kass column in the Chicago Tribune:
College kid beats back the Chicago machine and Boss Madigan blinks
Kass summed it up in his opening line, “DePaul University freshman David Krupa scored an impressive victory in Chicago politics on Saturday: Boss Madigan — the most powerful Democrat in Illinois — backed out of a challenge to Krupa’s candidacy for alderman in the Southwest Side’s 13th Ward.
“I am truly humbled to be the first candidate on the ballot to challenge the 13th Ward since 1991,” Krupa, 19, told me at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners offices on Saturday. “This is a huge defeat for (Michael) Madigan’s organization, and the beginning of the end of boss politics.”
* But there’s another issue about something that happened just last year. CBS 2…
Aldermanic candidate for Chicago’s 13th Ward, David Krupa, is talking about a 2017 order of protection obtained by CBS 2.
The court documents were filed by the father of a girl Krupa dated on and off for about 2.5 years.
He described it as “just a teenage relationship.”
Her father decided that she wouldn’t be able to handle a relationship at that time–he filled it out for her,” he said.
Interestingly enough, the station didn’t disclose what the claims were.
* Politico did…
In 2017, he was accused of abuse by his former high school girlfriend. An emergency order of protection was granted in June 2017 and extended for nine months after Juliet Schmidt filed her complaint, according to court documents sent to POLITICO. The filing in the Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Violence division describes Krupa as a “controlling” boyfriend who “isolated” Schmidt from her friends, whom he referred to as “liberal faggots.” The document details incessant text messages and an incident in which he chased Schmidt in his car while she was walking.
“It was emotionally abusive,” Schmidt told POLITICO in an interview Sunday. “It wasn’t healthy for me to continue the relationship. He had a lot of issues of control. I could see him taking advantage of that in political office.”
In seeking the order of protection, Schmidt wrote, “I am afraid that David Krupa will continue to physically abuse me, harass me, interfere with my personal liberty and stalk me. Therefore, I fear for the safety of myself.” The order of protection ran nine months and ended when neither Schmidt nor Krupa could agree on a hearing date, Schmidt said. The judge didn’t rule on the case and Schmidt left Chicago to attend college out of state.
There’s also an allegation that Krupa removed his condom during intercourse without her knowledge or consent and a claim that the young woman attempted to commit suicide because of his behavior.
* Press release…
Based on recently-reported details of 13th Ward Aldermanic candidate David Krupa’s unacceptable personal conduct towards a young woman and his extreme Trump agenda, a group of leaders and activists are calling for the opportunity for a full public vetting of Krupa so voters can reject his candidacy.
The following statement can be attributed to Personal PAC President and CEO Terry Cosgrove, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 President-Business Manager James Sweeney, and the Chicago Teachers’ Union:
“David Krupa has sold out to the extreme Trump agenda that would deny health care to millions, harass and intimidate families in our community, and allow deadly, military-style assault weapons on our streets. Even more troubling is the existence of an order of protection against Mr. Krupa citing malicious and outrageous behavior against a woman. Mr. Krupa has put himself forward as a candidate for public office, and we believe he should now have to face voters and explain himself.
“Voters deserve to see everything Mr. Krupa is hiding from them, and they deserve the opportunity to reject him. No one whose personal conduct and whose extreme agenda so offend the people of Chicago should have the opportunity to hide behind false claims of victimhood, but that is no doubt what a politician like Mr. Krupa would attempt to do should he be removed from the ballot. Given his past conduct, we hope voters have the chance to reject his outrageous candidacy.”