Share the article: Madigan’s Cook County Affiliates Endorse One of Madigan’s Senate Partners, Kwame Raoul, for Attorney General

In the Illinois Senate, Raoul has blocked reform, pushed Madigan’s rigged legislative maps and tax hikes

“It’s no surprise that the most crooked organization in Illinois politics with close ties to Mike Madigan is backing Kwame Raoul for Attorney General. As one of Madigan’s top partners in the Illinois Senate, Raoul has blocked reform and pushed Madigan’s rigged legislative maps and tax hikes. The people of Illinois deserve a reform-minded Attorney General, but Kwame Raoul is just another career politician from Chicago who does Madigan’s bidding.” – Illinois Republican Party Spokesman Aaron DeGroot

No group in Illinois politics reeks of crooked insider dealing more than the Cook County Democratic Party.

This past June, the Chicago Tribune exposed how Mike Madigan-ally Joe Berrios, the Cook County Assessor and Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, runs what is essentially a property tax racket, but the corruption doesn’t end there.

The Cook County Democrats are so corrupt, they’ve been criticized by top Democrats like Daniel Biss and Chris Kennedy, both of whom have said that the organization prefers “backroom deals” and “preserving the status quo” to reforming state government and returning power to the people.

So it’s no surprise that Mike Madigan’s Cook County affiliates are backing Kwame Raoul for Attorney General. Raoul is one of Madigan’s top partners in the Illinois Senate – he has a record of blocking reform and protecting Madigan’s power.

As Chairman of the Senate’s Redistricting Committee, Raoul was a key player in ensuring Mike Madigan’s rigged legislative maps were enacted into law. In 2011, Raoul shamelessly voted for Madigan’s maps, disenfranchising voters all across Illinois.

Even worse, Kwame Raoul has supported Madigan’s unbalanced budgets and massive tax hikes. In 2011, Raoul voted for the 67% Quinn-Madigan tax hike. And recently this year, Raoul voted for Madigan’s permanent 32% tax hike three separate times.

Whenever given the chance, Kwame Raoul has always chosen Mike Madigan over Illinois families. The people of Illinois deserve an Attorney General who will put the people before the power political class.

Unfortunately, Kwame Raoul is just another career politician from Chicago who does Madigan’s bidding.

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