You've got to admit, these guys have guts. The Cook County Democrats' slate of endorsed candidates has been announced by none other than Joseph Berrios, the longtime head of Cook County's Board of Review, Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, lobbyist at the State Capitol for over twelve major entities and reportedly being investigated by the feds. See Illinois Review's ongoing investigation into the Berrios family's audacious political activities.
Anyway, the Cook County Democrats are moving ahead, proudly declaring their 2010 slate, stating:
"Today's endorsement session puts forward a strong, diverse slate of candidates," said Joseph Berrios, chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party. "These candidates are highly qualified, responsive and above all, pledged to the public trust."
"Pledged to the public trust"? More like pledged to getting the support of SEIU/ACORN. Except for a couple, the Democrats' slated candidates have received SEIU/ACORN money.
The statewide slate candidates are: for U.S. Senate, Alexi Giannoulious (received $20,500 from SEIU); for Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn ($30, 750); for Attorney General, Lisa Madigan ($223,460); for Secretary of State, Jesse White ($75,700); for Comptroller, State Rep. David Miller ($10,125); and for Treasurer, Robin Kelly ($3860).
For countywide office, the Democratic Party slated: Joseph Berrios, Assessor; David Orr ($24,500), County Clerk; Tom Dart ($57,338), Sheriff, and Maria Pappas, Treasurer. For the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District the party slated Michael Alvarez, Barbara McGowan ($500) and Mariyanna Spyropolous.
More info at: Cook County Democratic Party Slates Candidates.