In a surprise announcement, today 32 year-old Democrat Rock Island attorney Eric Reyes said he was running for congress in the 17th CD because:
“I need, at this point in my life, to stop trying to work with the law…I need to work to change it. I need to be able to write a law. That’s why I’m running.”
Who knew Democrats ever gave a damn about the law rather than just ignore it?
Of course he’s for the usual liberal twaddle—the DREAM Act, Obamacare, “protecting” Medicare by doing nothing, etc. Interestingly, both Denny and Mike Jacobs were on hand for his announcement—I’m sure Cheri Bustos is crushed that she isn’t Mike’s Chosen One after all.
Speaking of Bustos, it seems the NRCC has been meddling already even though she hasn’t formally announced her candidacy yet. The NRCC evidently sent out some kind of statement calling attention to the inconvenient fact that she voted to raise taxes as East Moline alderman. Unfortunately, this gave her a chance to issue a cutesy-poo retort:
“…Bobby Schilling and his collegues are already putting out a deep dish of half-baked bologna pizza” but of course she would take the high road and “focus on creating jobs and empowering the middle class…” Details to be provided later—maybe.
AFter denouncing the NRCC for “mud slinging”—Brandy Donaldson must be so proud—Bustos parroted the usual talking points from the Democrat playbook about being pro-AMTRAK, pro-do nothing about Medicare, etc. So far it seems all the candidates are marching lockstep—not an original thinker among them.
So it looks like the various factions of the RICO Democrat party are going to go mano a mano by fielding new blood to battle their blood feuds. If Schilling has any pull with the NRCC or any other such entity, he needs to tell them to stay the hell out of the way while the Dems are ripping each other to pieces. The GOP doesn’t need to get in the middle of this—this jolly lockstep beat-up-on-Bobby phase won’t last long as March nears. Then the GOP can swing into action once the nominee is known. This “pre” stuff is counterproductive.
After weeks of silence, Fists Of Fury Mike Jacobs finally made a statement about whether he will run for congress:
“I enjoy my job in the (Illinois) Senate [bullying and beating up on people] and I’m going to concentrate on that until I make a decision [which will be some time after 2013].”
Well, OK—I just made up the stuff in the brackets, but it’s the truth and Jacobs could have very well said it.