Illinois special election will have six candidates on the ballot; objector to three petitions withdraws her challenges

The following bit is from Ballot Access News

On February 28, the Illinois voter who had challenged three minor party or independent candidates’ petitions (in the special election to fill the U.S. House vacancy in the 2nd district), withdrew her challenges. Therefore the April ballot will include the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Green Parties, along with three independent candidates. The Green nominee is LeAlan Jones. The three independents are Marcus Lewis (who never was challenged and who has been on the ballot all along), Elizabeth Pahlke, and Curtiss Bey.
Now that the major party primaries for this election are over with, the Illinois media is reporting that the Republican nominee, Paul McKinley, was convicted of burglary long ago and served time in prison. See this story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-2nd-district-republican-nominee-20130228,0,3550456.story).
The Democratic nominee is Robin Kelly.
Side note from poster: The Socialist Workers Party candidate, John Hawkins, is running as a write-in candidate.

2 thoughts on “Illinois special election will have six candidates on the ballot; objector to three petitions withdraws her challenges

  1. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    Patrick McKinley is an embarrassment, just read that Trib article. David Earl Williams III and I endorsed Lenny McAllister. Dave is a libertarian Republican candidate for the 9th district of Illinois in 2014, who voted for Gary Johnson (we need the LP to rally behind our campaign). Anyhow, I think the GOP voters really made a mistake but then again the turnout would have been significantly higher in the primary had the weather not been so inclement.

    I guess LeAlan Jones is the best candidate in this race, I wish him and the GP well. At least his is the one truly pro peace and pro civil liberties candidate in the race.

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