Thursday, December 10, 2009

Segue to Sugrue

It's unanimous. Dan Sugrue, Republican candidate for District 59 State Representative, has been endorsed by both the Vernon Township Republicans. And the Vernon Township Democrats.

At an endorsement session, according to the NewsSun, Vernon Township Republican committeemen voted to back Sugrue over two primary opponents, Cynthia Hebda and Mohan Manian.
Vernon Township Republican endorsements
While Sugrue does not have the Vernon Township Democrat's formal endorsement, he does enjoy their informal blessing. Vernon Dem chair, Steven Rosenzweig, has challenged the ballot eligibility of Cynthia Hebda.

Hebda was recruited by her party leadership to challenge Sugrue in the primary. Her gender and tenure as a Vernon Hills trustee lead many to think she would be the stronger candidate. Hebda also enjoys the backing of local party heavyweights like Ed Sullivan Jr. Sugrue, on the other hand, ran against Kathy Ryg in 2008 and shambled home with 37.5% of the vote.

If Rosenzweig's petition challenge against Hebda is successful then Sugrue is expected to win the primary. It is widely believed that Sugrue is not 100% unelectable and would easily dispatch Mohan Manian, were they to go at it mano-a-mano.

Dan Sugrue owes a debt of gratitude to the political operatives on both sides of the aisle in Vernon Township. Your LakeCountyEye recommends that Sugrue return the favor and lobby to get Rep District 59 redistricted to be completely within the boundaries of Vernon Township. Some time before Nov 2010.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We need a volunteer to organize and help the Hebda campaign. After using Tom Cross's out of district cronies to gather signatures, Madigan's people filed a challenge to kick Hebda off the ballot. Rep Eddie Sullivan helped get Hebda the best lawyers available to get back on the ballot. Then a Cook County Judge kickeed her off again.

Further mismanagement was provided by Rep. Eddie Sullivan (Hebda's Treasurer) when filed the Hebda campaign disclosures late. So where are the legal fees? Eddie Sullivan filed no disbursements. Free legal help must be disclosed as a contribution in kind.

Now, for those ready to say Eddie's innocent, go to this link to see Hebda's paperwork. Not only did "Slow Eddie" filed the Hebda election paperwork late, but he also used his own campaign fax machine to file for Hebda. The fax number is on the top of the page at this link:

So who paid Hebda's legal bills?