John Foreman, the publisher of The News-Gazette, the local right-wing rag in Champaign-Urbana, went on C-U right-wing talk radio station WDWS-AM (which is owned by The News-Gazette) and delivered this sexist screed about Democratic nominee Ann Callis’s campaign in the 13th Congressional District of Illinois:
I think her message is not gelling because she doesn’t want her message to gel. I believe Ann Callis is making an effort to run for office and say as little as possible about what she would be or do. She’s making the point that she was a judge, that’s very admirable. She’s a very telegenic, attractive, lady who we saw a lot of her face in advertising. She’s the mother of a young man currently on active duty. Apart from that, relatively very few voters can tell you anything about Ann Callis, at least in this part of the district. And I think that’s the way she wants it to be. If she can stick to that, vote for me because of these things, she will.
— Justin Gibson (@JGibsonDem)March 19, 2014
— IWU College Dems (@IWUCollegeDems)March 19, 2014
BREAKING: AP calls #IL13 GOP primary for Rep. Rodney Davis over former Miss America Erika Harold— The Hill (@thehill)March 19, 2014
— Emily Cahn (@CahnEmily)March 19, 2014
Illinois Treasurer Republican primary winner Tom Cross will face Democratic state Senator Michael Frerichs in the November general election.— 13WREX (@13WREX)March 19, 2014
Madison County Sheriff:
According to John Lakin’s Facebook page, Hertz has conceded. Madison County is getting a new Sheriff— John Burns (@JohnBurnsss)March 19, 2014
Congrats to Citizen Action endorsed candidate Will Guzzardi! You built a great team. #IL2014— Citizen Action IL (@CitizenActionIL)March 19, 2014
IL-13: Take a Democratic Ballot, and vote for Ann Callis.
IL-Sen: Vote for Dick Durbin.
Madison County Sheriff: Take a Democratic Ballot and vote for John Lakin.
Nameoki 5 Precinct Committeeman: Vote for me.
In the special to replace the deceased GOP Congressman C.W. Bill Young, David Jolly (R) wins the special as Alex Sink blows it again for The Donkeys.
Hopefully Jolly loses in November, as Rick Scott will hurt the GOPers there downballot.