* Best quote of the week…
Three of the eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates met Saturday at Morello’s Restaurant in Harrisburg, to tell the party faithful why any of them would be a better leader than Gov. Bruce Rauner. […]
Kennedy, the eighth of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy’s 11 children, opened his speech with a joke, comparing his family to the Phelps family of Eldorado, a high-profile, political Democratic family.
“The Kennedys are the Phelpses of Massachusetts,” he said, to which the crowd laughed loudly.
* Not so sure about this…
Part of Daiber’s focus is getting the endorsement from Madison County Democrats, who are scheduled to hold an Iowa-style caucus on Sept. 18 to determine who will they support.
“I think this county has got the votes and this endorsement could very well be the endorsement that’s going to make that decision,” Daiber said. “I said this all along, the person who wins this gubernatorial nomination is going to be decided in southwestern Illinois. They could nominate one of their own or they could nominate someone from another part of the state.”
* From Pawar’s campaign…
Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, and Tyrone Coleman, Mayor of Cairo and candidate for lieutenant governor, today will announce the Don’t Close Our Communities initiative to raise awareness of the problems that communities across Illinois face as a result of decades of disinvestment. Pawar and Coleman, joined by residents from Cairo and Chicago, will demand investments in our public institutions instead of more closures. […]
Pawar and Coleman will also be inviting other candidates for governor to sign onto the Don’t Close Our Communities Compact, which outlines concrete steps that Illinois must take to facilitate reinvestment in our communities. The Compact will create guidelines for public school closure decisions, safeguard public housing availability, and grow economic opportunity for everyone, regardless of ZIP code.
* Wishful thinking…
The body language is telling. And Drury still hasn’t posted a photo of his running mate.
* It’s not the AFL-CIO, but every little bit helps, I suppose…
The Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago will honor gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy as Man of the Year on Oct. 14 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (312-339-1437)
“Chris is an extremely successful businessman with a heart as big as the state of Illinois,” says IALC President Anthony Guida. “We’re so proud to present this year’s Man of the Year Award to him.”
Coming Soon! Orange is the New Blago: Illinois’ Tragic New Sitcom
Critics are raving about the newest farce from the Democratic Party of Illinois
This fall’s hottest new series is just around the corner! Orange is the New Blago follows a misfit band of politicians all vying to outdo one another and win the affections of Mike Madigan, head of the yard.
With the return of star-turned-felon Rod Blagojevich, the series is shedding new light on what it takes to survive in the Democratic Party of Illinois.
Featuring old and new faces, Orange is the New Blago resonates with everyone (unless you believe in real reform and responsible government). From Blago Bankroller J.B. Pritzker to Machine Boss Mike Madigan, the series takes a firsthand look at the prison yard mentality it takes to make it in the dog eat dog world of Chicago politics.
Coming March 2018 to a ballot box near you.
And don’t forget the popcorn.