* Press release…
Today, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs endorsed Elizabeth Warren for President. Frerichs was elected Treasurer in 2014 and previously served in the Illinois Senate. Frerichs has spent his career as a leading downstate voice for Illinois consumers, against climate change, and making it easier for students to go to college.
“Senator Elizabeth Warren has dedicated her life to protecting everyday Americans from the powerful entities that have controlled Washington for too long,” said Treasurer Frerichs.
“While others paid lip service to reform while cashing lobbyist checks, Elizabeth challenged the status quo and refused to be bought. She is focused, tireless, and the right person to lead us in our fight against corruption.”
“I am grateful to have Treasurer Frerichs in this fight with me. Mike is a stalwart guardian for investments in Illinois and a fierce advocate for consumers,” Warren said. “Whether he’s taking on giant corporations on behalf of workers or fighting the Trump Administration to protect our environment, Michael has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to what our movement for big, structural change is all about.”
I’d heard yesterday that Frerichs was about to make this announcement and it got me to thinking about his future. I suppose the second-term treasurer could run for US Senate if Dick Durbin ever retires. But that could be a long way off and white Downstate males ain’t exactly the party’s base or its future. So, a White House job could be a good gig. But that would depend on Warren winning the primary and the general and I do not want to get into that discussion here.
* The Question: What are your thoughts about Treasurer Frerichs’ political future? Make sure to fully explain your musings, please. And stay on-topic. Thanks.