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Willie Wilson “honored” to have Rod Blagojevich endorsement

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

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Wilson Honored to Receive the Endorsement of Former Governor Rod Blagojevich
WHO: Humanitarian & Businessman Dr. Willie Wilson, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich WHAT: Dr. Wilson will receive the formal endorsement of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich in his race to
become the next U.S. Senator from Illinois
WHEN: Wednesday , October 21, 2020 at 10:00am
WHERE: Corner of Ogden and Harrison (Cook County Hospital)

WHY: Dr. Wilson stated: I am pleased to have the support of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. He did more to help African Americans, Latinos and senior citizens than any previous governor. He understands that Illinois needs a senator that will put people ahead of politics. His Seniors Ride Free program was very creative and helpful to senior citizens taking public transportation.

“We need a senator with new bold and fresh ideas. A senator that will listen to the people and not party bosses. Sen. Durbin over 37 years in office has forgotten about the people that sent him to Washington.

Dr. Wilson is a man of the people. He has used his resources to help seniors, children, people losing their homes because of high property taxes, and those who could not afford to post bail for misdemeanor offenses. Dr. Wilson will make us proud in Washington, DC. I am very pleased to endorse Dr. Wilson for the United States Senate,” says former Gov. Blagojevich.

“I pledge to bring federal resources to all communities in Illinois. Especially, those communities that have high levels of unemployment and violence. Also, I will advocate for Transportation resources to stimulate local economies and improve the infrastructure. I will utilize my position to advocate for lower federal taxes and property taxes with elected officials in Illinois,” says Dr. Wilson.

Dr. Wilson stated: Additionally, I will work to bring federal resources for local governments to deal with COVID-19. Our municipalities need money for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and their businesses that are struggling. As a businessman, I understand the importance of economic development, and connecting entrepreneurs to international business opportunities. Clearly, small businesses drive jobs and stabilize communities. I am committed to working with all elected officials across Illinois to improve the quality of life for all residents.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

27 Comments
  1. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:22 pm:

    Did Dr. Wilson apply for this rather than the Bday call? Is there a rate?


  2. - Stu - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:29 pm:

    This is not the GOLDEN seat Rod had to offer, Willie…


  3. - Huh? - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:31 pm:

    Wilson is “honored” to be endorsed by a convicted corrupt person? Just and reason to voted for someone with “D” after their name.


  4. - AlfondoGonz - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:32 pm:

    Sometimes, it’s very embarrassing to love this state.


  5. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:35 pm:

    Blagojevich is to honor as mud is to gold.


  6. - SAP - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:36 pm:

    “Honored” or “horrered”?


  7. - Rich Hill - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:37 pm:

    Which man needs the attention more?


  8. - Elijah Snow - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:39 pm:

    So somewhere, there’s someone in the campaign who is sitting around thinking, “you know what would put perennial candidate Willie Wilson over the top? What would finally bring home a victory? An endorsement by the one guy who legally can’t run for ANYTHING in this state, that’s what!”


  9. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:40 pm:

    oh my. driving around I’m seeing various Republican candidate signs partnered with Willie Wilson signs. oh my to that too.


  10. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:47 pm:

    I question whether the universe of Illinois voters who would cast a ballot based on a Blago endorsement even extends into the double digits.

    – MrJM


  11. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:48 pm:

    ===legally can’t run for ANYTHING in this state===

    He can run for federal office.


  12. - Glengarry - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:49 pm:

    This endorsement is the equivalent of being crowned the valedictorian of summer school.


  13. - cover - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:50 pm:

    = I question whether the universe of Illinois voters who would cast a ballot based on a Blago endorsement even extends into the double digits. =

    Voters might even be -less- likely to choose a Blago-endorsed candidate.


  14. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:58 pm:

    The first question should be whether Willie is going to shake down children’s hospitals like Rod.


  15. - Chatham Resident - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:09 pm:

    ==Blagojevich is to honor as mud is to gold.==

    Like asphalt in IDOT District 6, that mud is bleepin golden.


  16. - Chatham Resident - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:13 pm:

    Has Rod become a Kansas City Royals fan?


  17. - Paddyrollingstone - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:24 pm:

    Satire is dead.


  18. - 312 - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:25 pm:

    I wonder how much that endorsement cost Dr. Wilson? Did he get an autographed photo or custom phone call out of it?


  19. - Anyone Remember - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:27 pm:

    Will Roland Burris be involved?


  20. - pawn - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:40 pm:

    Whose vote does this sway? #mystified


  21. - VerySmallRocks - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:42 pm:

    A tragic cartoon.


  22. - Bourbon Street - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:44 pm:

    Someone please get Dr. Wilson a dictionary (and do it quickly) so he can look up the definition of “honor”.


  23. - Lake Effect - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 3:45 pm:

    I wonder how Blago would do against Quigley running as an Independent in ‘22.


  24. - Signs Win Elections - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 4:48 pm:

    Will Wilson get more votes, than he has signs up statewide?


  25. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 5:30 pm:

    - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:48 pm:

    ===legally can’t run for ANYTHING in this state===

    He can run for federal office.

    He can run…but he just can’t hide…for very long, eh.


  26. - Rich Hill - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 5:53 pm:

    ==Will Roland Burris be involved?==

    Wilson’s campaign should be commemorated by a giant mausoleum, so, sure.


  27. - thisjustinagain - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 6:08 pm:

    @misterjayem - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 2:47 pm:

    I question whether the universe of Illinois voters who would cast a ballot based on a Blago endorsement even extends into the double digits.
    – MrJM

    Seeing who Illinoisan have voted into office gives me no confidence in MrJM’s statement. :(


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