Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rep. Deb Mell May Be Off Re-Election Ballot (Updated)

Update, Nov. 10: Capitol Fax uptdates us with some fascinating legal mumbo-jumbo. Original Post, Nov. 9: Another big piece of bad news is hitting Chicago's Mell/Blagojevich political clan. Northwest Side State Rep. Deb Mell may have screwed up her nominating petitions, with a real risk that she'll be knocked off the February Democratic primary ballot. Full story at Greg Hinz Blog, Crain's Chicago Business... Oh, man, that's not "bad news," it's poetic justice for a politically corrupt wannabe dynasty that's neck deep in Illinois patronage manure. See, it's good news. Do you really want someone like Deb Mell writing the laws that govern you when she can't even file a damned nominating petition correctly? The Sun-Times has this (emphasis added): Impeached ex-Gov. Blagojevich’s lone defender in the Illinois House may herself wind up being booted from office because of a .... challenge ...`filed Monday [Nov. 9] with the State Board of Elections against Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) by a rival in the Feb. 2 primary, Joe Laiacona....that Mell is not registered to vote at the address she listed as her primary residence, as Illinois election law requires, said election lawyer Richard Means, who represents Laiacona. Gee, that sounds like something a rank amateur would do, not someone like Deb Mell. “This is a very common amateur mistake. But one would think as a sitting state legislator, she isn’t an amateur,” Means said. Ah, it is something Mell would do. Thank God she's a Democrat. Conservative Caps, Shirt and more! Leave a Comment - Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Visit us on Twitter!