AURORA - Anyone that's been around Illinois politics for say five or seven years, is well-acquainted with the ongoing political feud between former State Sen. Chris Lauzen and current State Sen. Jim Oberweis.
The two had a bloody GOP primary to succeed House Speaker Denny Hastert, and the riff between the two Kane County Republicans continues to this day.
We were reminded of the feud Tuesday when Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax announced that Lauzen has endorsed him.
From Lauzen's endorsement letter:
In the Republican Primary, we can select either a young, energetic, rugby-playing, competent, confident West Point graduate and former parachuting U.S. Army Ranger named Doug Truax as our U.S. Senate nominee.
Or, you can vote for a 67-year-old, terribly gaffe-prone perennial candidate who has lost every General Election he has run in the past 12 years, except one, despite squandering over $10 million in the process. After finally winning that one privilege to serve and being ensconced as an incumbent with a four-year term to represent us in the Illinois Senate, he takes less than one year to saddle up his political ambition with his checkbook once again to try to dominate a Primary with his money.
Ouch. The Lauzen/Oberweis feud continues.