* Background is here if you need it. From a press release…
State Rep. Daniel Didech Calls for New Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives
State Rep. Daniel Didech (D – Buffalo Grove) issued the following statement today:
“Today I informed my colleagues that I believe now is the time, for the first time in four decades, for the House Democratic Caucus to choose a new Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. It is critical that our work to select a new leader begins today. Every candidate for this important office deserves a fair shot and each member deserves the opportunity for their voice to be heard and respected. I am fully confident that we can soon select a Speaker who will unite our caucus so we can continue our important work serving the people of Illinois.”
* Here’s the full list of dissident House Democrats so far…
Terra Costa Howard
Ann M. Williams
The House Democrats will have 73 seats in January. That means at least 14 are needed to deprive Madigan of the 60 he must have for reelection. With Didech, the opposition is +3 now.