Friday, October 18, 2013

Sullivan's Travails

It may not be an open seat, but there is a tempting pick-up opportunity for some politician on the rise in Lake County. State Representative Ed Sullivan Jr's right flank might be a tad too exposed in the next primary election; according to the Daily Herald:
A new conservative group will meet Saturday in Lake County to talk to potential primary challengers to Republican state Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein, one of three Illinois Republicans who have pledged to vote for same-sex marriage. The meeting is being arranged by Illinois Families First, a Chicago-based political action committee led by conservative Paul Caprio, who on Wednesday called Sullivan a "Cadillac representative of everything that is wrong with this state."
Same-sex marriage at root of Republican primary push
For those interested in taking on Sullivan in a primary, the Illinois Constitution sets a pretty low bar:
MINIMUM AGE: 21 years
RESIDENCY: United States Citizen and a resident of the district for two years preceding the election and a registered voter.
State of Illinois CANDIDATE'S GUIDE 2014
You're not even asked to show a birth certificate!

Your LakeCountyEye would certainly advise any ambitious young operative looking for a sugar daddy with wads of dough to at least investigate this once-in-a-decade opportunity. Illinois Families First -- an Illinois PAC -- will be talking to potential candidates tomorrow, October 19, from 9AM to 5PM, at the Holiday Inn Express in Libertyville.

What are you waiting for? When you meet tomorrow with Illinois Families First, be sure to tell them that you play to win. And that you are already measuring the drapes in the District 51 State Representative's Springfield office.

For the record, your LakeCountyEye understands that the Holiday Inn Express does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation:

InterContinental Hotels Group Code of Ethics & Business Conduct

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