Now that the redistricting maps are more or less set, some brave soul has finally stepped forward to challenge Bobby Schilling for congress; State Sen. Dave Koehler from Peoria.
For 21 years Koehler was the director of Peoria Area Labor Management Council and he also voted lockstep with his party for the massive tax increases in January, so even though he says his theme will be “fairness and common sense”, it looks like another Hare clone will be running—a tax and spend liberal in the pocket of Big Labor.
Koehler certainly has the Democrat demagoguery down pat, blasting the GOP for cutting back Medicare. Obviously left unsaid is the half a trillion dollars Obamacare cuts from Medicare, but it wouldn’t be prudent to actually tell the truth the very first day of his candidacy, would it?
Also mentioned as possible Democrat candidates are the usual suspects from RICO—Boland, Schwiebert, Porter McNeil and the not-so-usual Cheri Bustos. Noticeably absent was any mention of Mike Jacobs. Shocking, huh?
I’m not sure where this leaves the RICO Politburo, since Denny Jacobs, Phil Hare and other poobahs made it clear that they “had better make sure our primary candidates don’t have to go out and spend tens of thousands of dollars that could be spent in a better way. [The Politburo must] pick the candidates that are best for the job.”
RICO Democrats aren’t used to running in primaries, they are accustomed to coronations. They would have no idea how to proceed against a challenger in their own party. So will some local challenge Koehler?
I dunno, but with the redistricting done, Hare out and Koehler in, they will have to make a decision soon. Jacobs pal Rich Miller says the Dick Durbin is behind Koehler’s candidacy—for what that’s worth.
This NEW! IMPROVED! DEMOCRAT! district was supposed to be the beginning of the Illinois Democrat’s Thousand Year Reich, but if they are going to get cocky and think putting a ham sandwich on the ballot will win them elections and keep them in power, well—-just ask Hitler how that worked out.