by Robert Enriquez, GOP candidate for Secretary of State
A focused silence dominates the Chicago Hispanic media. It is surprising too, since everyone knows the political processes in Illinois have evolved as they excitedly declare that, “Hispanics everywhere are participating in greater numbers.” Going all the way back to 1818, not one of the 37 Secretaries of State of Illinois has been a Hispanic so one would think that an endorsed major party Hispanic to that office would cause a stir. Many people remember when Michael Howlett ran for, and became the 33rd, Illinois Secretary of State. The Irish media retold with pride he was the son of immigrants. To say nothing of how the African American media reacted to the arrival of our incumbent Secretary of State. These media outlets were delighted, and who can blame them?