As we noted earlier, we have now had several reports that former Democratic Lake County State's Attorney Candidate Scott Drury is dropping out of the State's Attorney Race and will enter the 58th Legislative District to try to succeed retiring State Rep. Karen May. I also heard today that House Speaker Mike Madigan himself was recently involved in trying to recruit a candidate to carry the torch for the Dems against presumptive front running GOP candidate Lauren Turelli. It looks like Drury may be it.
Drury began his campaign committed to the notion that the State's Attorney's office was soft on prosecuting 'political insiders' (although no examples are given on his website, and no names are named), and his experience and leadership was needed to promote 'justice.'
Well, if it turns out that Drury will bail on the State's Attorney race to run in 58, I can think of a number of questions that ought to be asked of him, beginning with, if he was so committed to bringing justice to Lake County through his legal experience, why the sudden change of heart and what makes you so qualified to serve in the General Assembly -- a very different job than the Lake County State's Attorney.
UPDATE: 4:45 pm: Apparently Drury has released a statement confirming his flip over to the 58th legislative race. See Patch for more details.