Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Now, Heather Steans Faces THIS Guy...
UPDATE, AUGUST 6, 2010: Does RINO Adam Robinson Hate Mormons? Before I get to an open letter from Heather Steans' NEW opponent, let me say this: On February 2, nearly two thirds of the voters in the Illinois 7th Senate District showed that they are either unaware of the corruption of Machine-backed Heather Steans, or they don't care. I prefer to think that it's an unawareness of who Heather Steans really is - and what she is - that caused so many good people to make such a profoundly bad choice yesterday. Steans beat a good man in the Democrat primary, and Jim Madigan is to be congratulated for having the guts to go up against the entrenched and dirty politicians of his own party, those who have dominated and tainted the politics of Chicago, Cook County and Illinois for so long. But Steans was not re-elected yesterday, she was only nominated to run for re-election. The real contest is for the November vote, and before she can say she's been re-elected she will have to defeat this guy: Republican reformer Adam Robinson. SEE UPDATE, AUGUST 6, 2010: Does RINO Adam Robinson Hate Mormons? Robinson wrote this letter to voters: To my friends and neighbors in the Illinois 7th Senate District, First and foremost, please join me in congratulating State Senator Heather Steans for her win in yesterday’s Democratic primary election. I would also like to take a moment to congratulate Jim Madigan for his vigorous and people-centric effort to win the nomination. Both campaigns fought hard, and the community benefitted from their exchange of ideas. In November, you’ll choose your next State Senator. For the first time in a generation, the IL-7th Senate seat will be legitimately contested in the general election. As an independent-minded, fiscally responsible, and socially moderate candidate for this office, I am honored to have the opportunity to earn your trust over the next nine months. The days of the Chicago political machine being able to take your vote for granted are over. The citizens in our community are hurting. Jobs are scarce, and the ineptitude of our state government has led Illinois to the brink of financial insolvency. Meanwhile, your elected officials enrich themselves and their insider friends with fat pensions and lucrative government jobs. Budgets for entitlement programs explode, while Springfield balances the budget on the backs of those without political clout. In short, the system is broken. But I’m running to change that. I believe in my heart that there are things upon which we can all agree, regardless of political affiliation:
People come first, always. We should be creating jobs, not destroying jobs. Elected officials should be honest and forthright. No exceptions. Ever. Our public education system is a mess, and it’s failing our kids. It’s time to address this problem with actions, not words. Our government must ensure equality for all citizens, regardless of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. The level of violent crime in our community is simply unacceptable. We need more dollars for public safety, now. Our social service programs should focus on our neediest residents, extending a helping hand to these individuals and families.
Finding common ground – that’s what my campaign is all about. I don’t care about political ideology, I care about good ideas. And I’m prepared to listen to and act upon good ideas, no matter the source. You deserve nothing less from the people whom you elect to serve your interests.
How’s that for a change?
So, here’s to you, the residents of the IL-7th, and to a new beginning for our community. Together, let’s unleash the potential of our neighborhoods and work together to solve the enormous challenges before us. Let’s find common ground.
It would be my great honor to serve as your next State Senator, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to do so.
Candidate for Illinois State Senate, 7th District
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