RNC Chairman Statement on Need for Illinois Special Election
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan released the following statement today.
“It’s extremely disappointing that Democratic leaders in Illinois are ignoring bipartisan calls for a special election to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Considering the scandal surrounding Governor Rod Blagojevich’s administration, a special election is the only way to credibly fill the seat. I hope that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan puts good government before partisan politics, and will heed Senator Durbin’s call for a special election.”
To avoid the possibility that Illinois voters may choose to elect a Republican Senator to take
Obama’s vacated seat, Democrats in the Illinois Legislature are attempting to block a special election.
Even though both prominent Democrats (including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL)and Republicans have called for a special election in the wake of recently exposed criminal activity of the state’s Democratic Governor, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois state Democratic legislators are seeking to deny their constituents an opportunity to vote for change. Apparently, they approve of the status quo.
This article, from the Chicago-Sun Times’ blog, reports 2/3 of Illinois voters favor a special election. Evidently, Democrats in the Illinois legislature don’t really care what the voters think!
If you’re an Illinois voter who wants a choice in who represents you in the US Senate, let your legislators know. Contact them and tell them enough with partisan politics, the voters want a choice
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