Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Doug Bennett (R-Deerfield), 54, running in a contested 10th Cong. District Republican Primary. The show airs throughout the City proper at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV].
You can also watch the show 24/7 by clicking here.
So far, there is only one other candidate in the primary, Jeremy Wynes, 37, who rumor has it was a Democrat not too long ago and who seems to speak more like an independent than a Republican and may not have supported Trump over Hillary. See here and here. But, we don't like to rely on rumors, so we hope we soon can book Jeremy to speak for himself on our show.
The mainstream media seems to have constructed a narrative in which Wynes faces no primary competition, and Wynes runs a general election, starting two months ago.
Wynes has referred to himself as a fiscal conservative and social moderate, similar perhaps to Republican 10th CD Congressman John Porter of the 1980s and 1990s: Republican 10th CD Congressman Mark Kirk, in the first decade of this Century and Republican Robert Dold, who held the seat for two non-consecutive terms in this decade, but was toppled in 2012 and 2016 by Democrat Brad Schneider.
But, Jeremy seems to have taken a somewhat different route than Kirk and Dold, referring to himself as “Fiscally responsible,” not necessarily a fiscal conservative?
Along comes Doug Bennett, who has somewhat deeper roots than Wynes in the Republican Party and more experience than Wynes working on the grass roots side of things across a significant portion of the 10th CD.
Bennett takes pride in identifying with the Republican committeemen (A Lake County term; these Republican party platoon soldiers are known as precinct captains in Cook County)
Bennett characterizes himself as both a fiscal and social conservative, and seems to come across as thoughtful and informed on both scores.
So, it looks like we may have a competitive race in the 10th CD Republican Primary, a race in which 13,000 primary votes may be sufficient to make someone the Party’s nominee.
Thus, take a look at tonight’s show and see what you think of Doug Bennett. And, we hope to have his Republican Primary opponent, Wynes, join us soon, and also, soon, hope Democratic Party 10th CD Congressman Brad Schneider will be on Public Affairs.
After all, isn't everyone for competition, the patron saint of the consumer, and we want the deciders-- the voters-- to be informed.
Well then, come back to this post tomorrow, and we will tell you more about the 10th CD Republican Primary, and about tomorrow night’s episode of Public Affairs, which will air in various suburbs of the 10th CD, among other areas.
In fact, Public Affairs airs tonight and Wednesday night in Highland Park and Highwood at 8:30 pm on Comcast Ch. 19, and both areas are within the 10th CD.
The show also airs in Evanston today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Comcast Ch. 6.
The show with Bennett repeats next week at the same times and channels in all of the above locations.
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