I was at Union Park for the May Day march and while we were waiting for the walking to get underway Christopher Kennedy walked past us.
I may have been the only one to notice him.
The guy is running for governor of Illinois and he was walking through a crowd of thousands of progressives and nobody recognized him. I’m much better with faces than with names, but still. The guy was appearing incognito but not on purpose.
Liberal Democrats and progressives are hungry to beat Bruce Rauner in 2018 but so far the field of Democrats is weaker than the Cleveland Browns defensive line.
I would vote for anybody to beat
Trump, I mean Rauner. But which one? Nobody is standing out on the basis of what they say. Give me something. Anything.
Rumor has it that the state’s unions favor J.B. Pritzker. His main qualification is that he is a rich Democrat who can self-fund a campaign. Tell me there isn’t something ironic about the labor movement going with a guy because he is the richest one in the race?
This morning Hari Sevugan retweeted Hari Sevugan.
— Hari Sevugan (@HariSevugan) May 1, 2017
Sevugan was playing the Hyatt Hotel card on J.B. which is fair, sort of, but a Pritzker relationship to the anti-labor policies of the Hyatt Hotel chain didn’t bother Sevugan when Obama brought Penny Pritzker to head the Commerce Department.
BISS FILLING OUT HIS TEAM (Scooplet) — State Sen. Daniel Biss has hired 270 Strategies — founded by Obama organizers — to serve as general consultants to his gubernatorial campaign. The 270 team includes: Jeremy Bird: served as the 2012 National Field Director for President Obama and was dubbed ‘the Obama campaign’s secret weapon’ by Rolling Stone.
Hari Sevugan: a DuPage County native and former national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee. Among his political feats: helping to elect Governors Kaine and O’Malley.
Rachel Campbell: a Champaign native, has worked on Illinois statewide and local races as well as communications for the Illinois State Senate Democrats.
Korecki was being kind. Also included in Sevugan’s CV is his time as Vice President of Communications for StudentsFirst, the education reform organization founded by Michelle A. Rhee.
Should this make me wonder about Biss’s policy positions on education?
Some of my friends are rushing to support Biss or some other Democrat to beat Illinois’ Bruce Rauner.
I’m still waiting to find one who can.