Thursday, March 20, 2014

The 2014 Primary Post-Mortem

When a pollster once asked Willie Sutton why he voted for Bruce Rauner, he said: "because that's where the money is."

Haha. All that's left of the 2014 Primary is what people read about in the history books. And the lesson is clear -- it pays to have money. And lots of it.

Was that candidate of yours a hopeless loser who couldn't get elected to lead a one-man-band? Operatives who listened to your LakeCountyEye knew what to do: Spend a couple million bucks -- and problem solved!

This same sure-fire campaign strategy paid off handsomely for the down-ballot contests as well. Virtually every contested race in Lake County came down to money. The more money a campaign had, the bigger their margin of victory. Who ever said money can't buy votes never read Illinois election law.

Of course it seldom hurts to be a prior County Board Chair & a sitting Lake County Forest Preserve Commissioner -- and to have passed a law making it illegal for the commoners to post their signs on Forest Preserve property:
Nudge nudge wink wink. Say no more!

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