Madigan sues because amendment threatens his “ability to install and control lawmakers”
Today, a Cook County circuit court is expected to rule on Mike Madigan’s lawsuit to get the Independent Map Amendment thrown off the November ballot.
From the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: Article XIV, Section 3 — the part of the Illinois Constitution that empowers voters to put an amendment on the ballot — is a single, straightforward paragraph.
Today, the Chicago Tribune reported that 56% of those who signed the Independent Map Amendment petitions identify as Democrats. Mike Madigan, the chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois, is snubbing his own party’s wishes by suing to keep the Independent Map Amendment off the November ballot.
his morning, two separate editorial boards called out Mike Madigan’s shameless lawsuit to preserve his own power and get the Independent Map Amendment thrown off the November ballot. Madigan and the Democratic Party of Illinois would rather deny voters the opportunity to cast a ballot in favor of fair legislative maps than face honest, competitive elections. It’s almost as if Madigan and his minions are afraid their tax-and-spend agenda is unpopular with the electorate.
In the Champaign News-Gazette yesterday, Opinions Editor Jim Dey wrote about the bold contrasts between Mark Kirk and Tammy Duckworth, highlighting Duckworth's ties to former governor Rod Blagojevich and her whistleblower retaliation lawsuit.
Gary Forby, John Bradley and Brandon Phelps claim to represent Southern Illinois, but they have backed Mike Madigan’s tax-and-spend agenda for more than a decade, supporting higher taxes, reckless spending and a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. Today, the House Republican Organization released a new ad to underscore their years of service to Mike Madigan. The broadcast TV ad will be backed by substantial resources.