Tag: Scott Lee Cohen

Scott Lee Cohen planning run for governor

He’s back. And why not? Considering the folks Illinois voters elect year after year, why not Scott Lee Cohen. What’s interesting is that Cohen reached the decision to get into the governor’s race after sampling public opinion: Just weeks later, rumors began to circulate that Cohen was conducting polling to determine what voters thought of... Read more »

Keep the lieutenant guv

Michael Madigan: What’s he up to? Chicago Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / For some unfathomable reason, House Speaker Michael Madigan has introduced legislation that would abolish the office of lieutenant governor. It’s hard to take it seriously when Madigan is getting blasted for not properly vetting Scott Lee Cohen, who won the Democratic primary for... Read more »

Lt. Gov. needed; blacks need not apply

Art Turner. He came in second; why isn’t he good enough to be the candidate? By the time this appears, Democratic big shots may already have picked the party’s new candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor, again denying voters their choice. You’ll recall that Democrats blocked any effort to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by... Read more »
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Todd Stroger is available

Stroger for Lieutenant Governor! The junta that decided that Todd Stroger would make such a wonderful Cook County board president now has an opportunity to give him a promotion for a job well done. Democrats are looking for a new lieutenant governor candidate, and who could be better suited for the job? The lieutenant governor... Read more »

Democrats are stuck with Cohen

The Tribune reports: The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor issued a statement today saying he has no intention of dropping out of the race, just hours after Gov. Pat Quinn said the Chicago pawnbroker should consider stepping aside for the good of the party’s ticket. Scott Lee Cohen said he wants his ex-girlfriend to talk... Read more »

It keeps getting worse for the Democrats

Turns out that the guy Democratic voters nominated to be their candidate for Illinois Lieutenant Governor had been arrested in 2005 for domestic battery. Scott Lee Cohen said that the previously disclosed arrest (dismissed because the woman didn’t show up for legal proceedings) was a matter of an argument with his drunken girlfriend. Cohen said... Read more »
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