As I suspected, there is great support for the draft movement to have Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, run for Governor against the present choices of Curley, Moe, Shemp and Lisa.
It is interesting to me that “Any forgettable Republican” beats all the announced candidates, including the incumbent, Governor Squeezy. “Any forgettable Republican” comes in second to Martire.
Nerarly 300 people voted in my poll over a 24 hour period.
Double that amount and you have the number that the IEA leadership claimed supported their conciliation with Senate President Cullerton on SB2404.
I think the use of polling rather than the IEA’s constitutional democratic process is questionable. But since they are using their polling results to justify policy, details of which are available to few and only on a need-to-know basis according the Communications Director Charlie McBarron, then this poll might suggest a path to endorsement.
Who better to represent the interests of public employees in Illinois than Ralph Martire?
When is the endorsement hearing?