Light blogging today, so let's contemplate last Friday's endorsement from ultra-liberal Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of candidate State Rep. Julie Hamos to be the Democratic nominee to take on whichever GOP candidate emerges from the wide field to try to replace outgoing Congressman Mark Kirk. Video here, if you can stomach it. Telling that the endorsement was in downtown Chicago rather than the 10th District.
Where does that leave Dan Seals? Maybe he ought to run against Jan in the primary, in the 9th District where he lives. (UPDATED: Serial commentor FOKLAES brought to our attention a new poll released by Seals showing him crushing Julie Hamos, and also this analysis of the Kirk senate race from Real Clear Politics.)
Meanwhile, Kirk is downstate trying to expand his reach beyond northern Illinois in his bid to win the U.S Senate seat currently held by Blagojevich-appointee Roland Burris.
Finally, I missed this piece from last Friday's News-Sun, but LakeCountyEye noted that Dr. "Death" Keller, Lake County Coroner (for now) grudgingly admitted that his lame-ass excuse of being tired of politicking and therefore would not run for reelection, was just a dodge for the fact that the Lake County State's Attorney is investigating Keller's involvement in a drug-overdose death that Keller was involved with, and then conduced the coroner's investigation.
On Thursday, the day that a five-month Lake County State's Attorney's investigation into Keller and Green Dragonfly Methadone Treatment Center was made public, Keller said he's confident that he and his staff did nothing wrong, while acknowledging that the investigation did somewhat prompt him to announce last month that he will not seek a third term as coroner.
"Yea, this may have something to do with it," Keller told The News-Sun.
Of course, LakeCountyEye implies that Team America was tipped off about the investigation when he wrote this post, and knew then that there was more to Keller's announcement than met the eye. While TA's sources are many, I will also say that it was a pretty darn obvious conclusion from the circumstances and TA's research into Keller's fundraising record that raising money was never something that he spent a lot of time on, which LakeCountyEye fails to mention.