The most screwed-up State Rep race in Illinois

-By Doug Ibendahl

You need a scorecard for this one.

Incumbent Angelo “Skip” Saviano is in a heated race against challenger Kathleen Willis in the newly drawn 77th House District (far Northwest Side of Chicago and O’Hare area suburbs).

Most Republicans are very confused by this race because they see the “R” by Saviano’s name and also see Mike Madigan helping Kathleen Willis in a big way, so the assumption is Saviano must be some kind of good guy we should be working to save.

That assumption couldn’t be more wrong.

First of all, Madigan isn’t going after Saviano for the reasons a Democrat would normally go after a Republican. Madigan doesn’t have a problem with Saviano’s voting record. Why would he? Saviano has supported the Democrats’ agenda nearly 100% of the time in Springfield. Saviano has consistently been one of Mike Madigan’s staunchest allies. Or at least he was for many years.

Saviano is really a Democrat as any normal person would define the word. The “R” by Saviano’s name is just a relic from the old days when Illinois was a Republican state and those who sought the fast track to money, power or influence ran as Republicans. Judy Baar Topinka is another obvious example….

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