Abdon Pallasch of the Sun-Times is reporting that Appellate Justice Rodolfo “Rudy” Garcia is accusing Cook County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Berrios of stacking the deck against him in next year’s election for appellate court.
Garcia said Berrios sent a message through an intermediary seven years ago that he wanted Garcia to rule a certain way in a case involving Berrios’ daughter. Garcia ruled the other way. Last month, the party endorsed Judge Jesse Reyes over Garcia for the appellate court.
Garcia calls that “payback” from Berrios.