Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Chicago way?

Outside of the scope of this blog we have an interesting story out of the south side's 13th ward. A college student is seeking to run for Alderman there, and as it turns out he's only up against one of the more powerful Democrat organizations in the city.

The 13th Ward has long been controlled by Illinois House of Representatives speaker Michael Madigan. He's the one whom our soon to be outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner claimed is actually running the state of Illinois.

Anyway, there's a reason why Madigan has been a power to reckon with in Springfield for over 30 years. All you have to do is see what's being pulled in the 13th ward and his way of keeping his handpicked Alderman in office.

Check out this recent story from CBS Chicago [VIDEO]
And here's yet another story where CBS 2's Derrick Blakely tracks down these voters who signed revocation affidavits [VIDEO]
Also you might have seen something about this on the CapFax last Friday. It explains further what you see in the above two videos candidate David Krupa files 1,703 signatures well above the necessary 473 to qualify for the ballot. Then somehow affidavits that revoke signatures on Krupa's petitions were filed with more than 2,700 signatures. Why the overkill?

Anyway for anyone looking to run for office this is certainly something to learn from. Another trick most of us would've never heard about until now.

I'll have to admire Mr. Krupa a college freshman who decides to put himself forward as a candidate for Alderman and only serves to go up against a powerful political organization. Who knows if he has a future in politics, but I would consider this ambitious!

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