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Because… Madigan!

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

* Lorraine Swanson at the Patch

Art Jones, the snookering, Holocaust-denying, Jew-hating, self-avowed Nazi is making another bid for the Republican nomination in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District. Jones filed his petitions at 8:32 a.m. Monday, the deadline for candidates to file to run in the 2020 election. Those hoping for an Art Jones-free election cycle are now lining up (again) to challenge Jones’ petitions and get him tossed off the ballot.

The former president of the American Nazi Party and part-time Lyons insurance broker has called the Holocaust of World War II — where 6 million Jews were exterminated — the “blackest lie in history” and “a fairy tale.” He hasn’t denied his Nazi past and, in fact, says he’s proud of it, including his minor street skirmishes with leftists. Jones says he supports President Donald Trump but doesn’t care for Trump’s “punk” Jewish son-in-law and senior White House advisor Jared Kushner.

“We challenge Art Jones every time he runs,” said Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, who chairs the Cook County Republican Party. “This is history repeating itself. We’re going to have to waste time and resources to knock him off. I don’t like talking bad about people, but this is a bad guy.” […]

Provided that Jones survives a petition challenge, he will be joined by two other GOP candidates in the Republican congressional primary. Oak Lawn resident Catherine O’Shea and Will County board member Mike Fricilone have both declared their candidacy.

Reached by phone Tuesday evening, Jones told Patch he thinks the two GOP candidates are shills sent by Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Morrison.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

10 Comments
  1. - efudd - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 10:40 am:

    I’ll play.
    If they were Madigan “shills” how could the ILGOP complain about it.
    I know they would, but how.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 10:44 am:

    The level of my crazy is in sync with the paranoia that is… “Because Madigan”, lol

    ===“We challenge Art Jones every time he runs,” said Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, who chairs the Cook County Republican Party. “This is history repeating itself. We’re going to have to waste time and resources to knock him off. I don’t like talking bad about people, but this is a bad guy.”===

    … ‘Cept when you failed, twice, in 2018.

    Still on the ballot, was the Nominee, no 3rd party option was achieved.

    Then again, the county party can’t even slate countywide offices on a ballot, so there’s that.

    “We’ll see”

    At least there is a chance, Jones, if he stays on, could lose in the primary. That’s… better?


  3. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 10:51 am:

    That seems to be the only thing Illinois Republicans go to these days. Perhaps they should look in the mirror and figure out why their numbers in the General Assembly and their lack of ability to hold even one statewide office have moved them to irrelevance in Illinois government. I’ll give them a hint: it isn’t because of Madigan.


  4. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 11:00 am:

    For the 25% of republicans in that district that voted for Jones last time out, maybe his alleging that the cook county GOP and Madigan are conspiring together will be the thing that finally makes them say “wow, this guy is nuts”?


  5. - Tony - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 11:12 am:

    I’m sure Tony Peraica’s lawsuit on behalf of Jones will be a hoot.


  6. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 11:14 am:

    “Jones says he supports President Donald Trump“

    This says so much for next year’s election in Illinois and Trump’s popularity with the GOP base.


  7. - Drake Mallard - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 11:34 am:

    How abot the ILGOP just buy Jones a box set of The Man In The High Castle and send him away happy?


  8. - NorthsideNoMore - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 12:53 pm:

    Lots of folks will sign anyones petitions to get them off the door step, I hope they didnt sign because they support his platform and nonsense. Ugh just Ugh.


  9. - low level - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 1:25 pm:

    It never ceases to amaze me that the party that preaches personal responsibility and manning up is the one that blames others constantly. Conservatives always have another person, institution or the media at the ready to point fingers at when things dont go their way. Its amazing


  10. - Esquire - Wednesday, Dec 4, 19 @ 7:05 pm:

    Uh … didn’t Fricilone do an interview with a newspaper in which he admitted voting for Jones last time???


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