The Illinois Republican Party is getting aggressive when it comes to the Senate selection in Illinois, and they have a great point: the whole structure of Democratic alliances in Illinois make any appointment by either the Governor or the Lt. Governor suspect.
As the ILGOP notes:
Today FriendsofBlago.com unveiled the tainted connection Lt. Governor Pat Quinn has to Rod Blagojevich. In 2006, Pat Quinn said he saw nothing wrong with Blagojevich’s 7 year-old daughter receiving a $1,500 check from a family friend whose wife had just obtained a state job.
According to Kristen McQueary of the Southtown Star: “As recently as October 2006, after Tony Rezko’s indictment, Quinn was out stumping for Blagojevich. He held news conferences attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Judy Baar Topinka. He said he believed Blagojevich did nothing wrong, despite the Rezko indictment.”
“We cannot trust Rod Blagojevich’s Lieutenant Governor to make the right decision when it comes to choosing our next senator,” said McKenna. “The people of Illinois deserve to have a say in this selection.”
Check out the web of corruption here.