GOP nominates uniquely qualifed candidate for IL-02
posted at 1:00 pm on February 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
The last two Representatives from Illinois’ 2nd CD ended up as felons. Why not nominate one to take their place?
Republican voters are suggesting the 2nd Congressional District replace one felon with another after picking ex-convict Paul McKinley as the candidate to run for the seat recently ceded by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
While official results in the GOP special election will not be certified until next month, McKinley had a 23-vote lead over Eric Wallace, a multimedia company owner from Flossmoor, with all precincts reporting Wednesday.
McKinley, a convicted felon who served nearly 20 years in state prison for burglaries, armed robberies and aggravated battery, declared victory. Wallace, however, was not willing to concede, and he called the prospect of McKinley representing the GOP “an embarrassment.”
I guess this makes sense, from an amateur-versus-professional perspective. If IL-02 wants to keep sending crooks to Washington, why not send a properly-experienced crook?