Does the Republican have a chance vs. Dick Durbin? Yes, says GOP state chairman

The Willie Wilson factor, the Chi Tribune endorsement!

Mark Curran vs Dick Durbin Looking at the money race, one might not perceive this contest as ripe for a flip from blue to RED. But, no one has worked harder to build a grassroots campaign powered by the people than former Lake County Mark Curran. There has been some recent developments recently that could make the results on election night a surprise to many.
First, African American and Independent candidate WIllie Wilson has raised $3 million dollars and his candidacy is a direct threat to Dick Durbin in terms of splitting the left leaning vote. And secondly, Curran just received the endorsement from the Chicago Tribune, the state’s largest newspaper. The Tribune said:
“Curran gets our endorsement for several reasons. The state of Illinois and its problems would be his top priority in Washington.
Illinois does not need someone at the Capitol to just send cash back home. It needs someone who will hold failed leadership in this state accountable, and who will focus and route federal programs to the right receptors: relationship-building; encouraging investment on stalled projects like the redevelopment of South Works on Chicago’s South Side; working to stem the exodus of corporate headquarters from places like Decatur and Peoria; and encouraging the use of tools such as Opportunity Zones with serious hand-holding, alongside developers, to make projects happen.”
Check out Currans platform and send him a few dollars if you can for the final stretch:

Linda Tibensky
Republican Committeeman of OP Township

By Jim Bowman

Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion (Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968), and more recently on politics (Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters --, Kindle). Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, he lives now on Chicago's North Side, where four of his and Winnie's six children live close by.

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