Preckwinkles Dems finance Blue Wave to flood County Board Republicans

Preckwinkles Dems finance Blue Wave to flood County Board Republicans

Democrats are funding a blue wave that they hope will wash out three Republicans from the Cook County Board.

Reigning Commissioner Gregg Goslin does not expect to lose in Tuesday's elections despite the flood of funds – nearly $ 313,000 in a combination of Democratic Party and State donations.

The Glenview Republican is confident in his election – and in his constituents.

"I think I represent the values ​​of my district at all levels," said Goslin. "They want a good, responsible government, a tax line and a responsible official. I was all those things and then some. "

Democrats target three of the County's four Republican incumbents and pump more than $ 300,000 into each race.

The money comes from the Cook County Democratic Party – chaired by CEO Toni Preckwinkle – and the State Democratic Party, which caused controversial races in some townships promoted by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Max Herman / Sun-Times, Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board, first African-American woman

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks to fellow Democrats after being named Chairman of the Democratic Party of the County on 18 April, Max Herman / Sun-Times

Two of the republican goals also hold party positions. One is the counterpart of Preckwinkle in the GOP of Cook County, another is head of the republican party of the state.

The only Republican commissioner Democrats do not target is Peter Silvestri, former mayor of Elmwood Park.

The Republicans believe that Preckwinkle wants to create a county board by her mighty side appearance, not just more in line with her democratic vision and the plans for the county, in case she should lose her mayor's message and stay president. It will be unopposed in next week's election, but it is part of a growing field of mayoral candidates.

Preckwinkle's Cook County Democratic Party has raised nearly $ 288,000 of the money that has gone against Democrat Scott Britton, an insurance lawyer, against Goslin. Goslin called the sum "obscene".

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Gregg Goslin, Commissioner of Cook County, left the post. File photo; Democratic challenger Scott Britton, right. Photo by scottrbritton.com

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Gregg Goslin, Commissioner of Cook County, left the post. File photo; Democratic challenger Scott Britton, right. Photo by scottrbritton.com

Despite the bankroll, Britton says he's his own man, though he'll probably agree with Preckwinkle because they're part of the same party.

"Nobody owns me," said Britton, who went to Preckwinkle before the race. "I'm almost 58 years old – I do not want to be able to make a career for the rest of my life, I can do anything I want."

Democrat Kevin Morrison, who challenges reigning Republican Tim Schneider, has received nearly $ 315,000, all but the $ 50,000 from the district Democrats. However, he pointed out that the real problem for his opponent is the money.

"I get a lot of attacks from dark money groups and my opponent spent $ 190,000 on false attack ads against me," Morrison said. "The residents deserve better. You need to know who refuses contributions and … that shows that [the Republicans] worried."

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Timothy Owen Schneider, Commissioner of Cook, left, and Democratic challenger Kevin B. Morrison. File photo. | Rich Hein / Sun-Times

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Timothy Owen Schneider, Commissioner of Cook, left, and Democratic challenger Kevin B. Morrison. File photo. | Rich Hein / Sun-Times

Schneider, who is also chairman of the state's GOP, said it was "unfortunate" how much money was put into his race, because "when people pump so much money into a poll, that can be the belief system of what you've achieved , change. "

In the southwestern 17th district of the district, Sean Morrison of Palos Park also faces strong opposition from the county and state democratic parties who put money into the pockets of his opponent Abdelnasser Rashid.

Rashid, who helped Frederick "Fritz" Kaegi win the party's nomination for an auditor in March, and who worked with outgoing Cook County clerk David Orr, said despite the money he is not obligated to anyone.

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The Sun-Times advocates Republican incumbent Sean M. Morrison (right) for Demokraten Abdelnasser Rashid for Cook County Commissioner in the 17th district. | Rich Hein / Sun-Times

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Republican incumbent Sean M. Morrison (right) and Democrat Abdelnasser Rashid held a controversial debate at the Sun-Times in October. | Rich Hein / Sun-Times

"I've been independent all my life," said Rashid, who has received over $ 311,000 from the district and state democratic parties. "I am proud that I fought for the values ​​and issues that I believe in. I am the candidate of the Democrats, it is expected that the party will support me."

Commissioner Sean Morrison, chairman of the district's GOP, says he now wants to be consistent and consistent with his messaging to prevent him from "staying out three or four to one".

"I feel good about my message – it's positive, based on what I've written, what I've achieved and what I want to achieve," Morrison said, adding that he's confident in his poll. "We'll stay out there and keep chugging. My message is based on actual success – perhaps out of desperation [the county Democrats] pumping money into the race … but we'll see Election Day. If I lose, it's not because I did not try. "

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