Three County Quinn finally signed the congressional redistricting map today followed by the promise by the GOP that lawsuits will ensue. Neither is surprising.
But in the 17th CD, rather than the Schock v. Schilling primary the Democrats were salivating over, it looks like there will be brutal Dem on Dem violence until the primary because now there is a Democrat candidate from Freeport who plans to run against Koehler and one or more QCers.
According to Rockford’s WIFR.com the mayor of Freeport will announce his intention to run for congress in the 17th tomorrow.
That Mike Madigan is a freakin’ genius! Only a brilliant mind like his would connive to add parts of two major cities to the QCs in order to add enough Democrats to make the 17th a “safe” district once again. Phil Hare and Denny Jacobs are gonna have to get a bigger room to accomodate all the people involved in the backroom deal they said would determine the Dem nominee.
Time to stock up on popcorn because it’s gonna be a heckuva show watching the Democrats rip into each other like wild animals.