Sun-Times refuses to endorse Michael Madigan...

in the November general election, but seems willing to clear his path to be re-elected as House Speaker by endorsing Democrats over Republicans in contested House seats. A

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This is not likely the moment that House Speaker Mike Madigan learned that he lost the Sun-Times endorsement

least so far. (Its first round of House endorsements is here.)

Technically, Michael Madigan's House seat is "contested," but by an invisible Republican candidate who appears to be nothing more than a Madigan pawn, designed to scare away any real opposition. Wouldn't it be a riot if the pawn actually won? If so, expect the Cubs to be in the next World Series. 
The only realistic way to get Madigan out of the way is for Republicans to win control of the House. Even at the height of voter discontent and the mess that Democrats have made of Illinois government, it's not something I expect. 


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  • Gosh no comments what a surprise
    It might be more of a shocker if Byrne ever wrote anything the least bit informative

  • In that the S-T had an editorial a couple of years ago that they were a Democratic paper and things do not seem to have changed under Tyree, this is a bit surprising.

    However, (1) Madigan doesn't need the endorsement, and (2) it doesn't appear that the endorsement process has any value, since it is quite clear that at both papers, editorial does not speak for the publisher. All the editors are doing are giving the candidates free use of the newspaper's trademark.

    However, I have already early voted, so I don't give a care for the next three weeks. I sure hope that the campaigns pick up the "voted" list and don't bug me.

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