As The Rumor Mill Turns
The latest news floating around So. IL is about Danny Stover, a teacher at Kaskaskia College and Centralia city councilman. He wants to run against John Shimkus for IL-19. According to the Rumor Mill, one of Sen. Durbin's staff has approached certain Democratic county chairmen about him.
If true, it sounds like another anointed Republican running as a Democrat puppet. Just the type of candidate that Central & So. IL residents do NOT need. They know that the Party only allows the finest Republicans to wear the Democratic label. This agreement provides an excellent opportunity for Republicans to hide out in the Democratic Party, keep the deals in place, & deceive the true Democratic challenger candidates whenever and wherever possible.
While it is true that the voting records of Democratic leaders have little (actually NO) value when they do not fight for EVERY Congressional seat with a Republican incumbent, calling area millionaire friends to back a body is not the answer.
All gerrymandering happens at the expense of Democracy.