Last week, I reported how the Chicago Democrat machine had injected itself into neighboring Will County in attempt to knock me on the ballot. My candidacy against a legacy politician, the specially appointed AJ Wilhelmi, was too much of a threat to the status quo in Illinois. Today, the Will County Board of Elections is expected to decide whether I can stay on the ballot; whether the voters of my district will face a competition or a coronation this November.
A few short weeks ago, I was a former accountant, auditor, and stay at home mom. The trifecta of mortgage, marriage, and motherhood catapulted me into the conservative I am today. A few Republican reformers noticed my local activism. They asked me to fill an empty ballot spot against a Democratic incumbent State Senator who is a rubber stamp for the same Chicago Machine that put Obama in the White House.
Despite the fact that the district is 2-1 Democratic, my opponent’s party has hired one of the premier elections attorneys to attempt to knock me off the ballot on technicalities. These same technicalities have been rejected in court wherever they have been tried. This attorney has worked for the likes of Obama, Bill Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, etc. The Democratic board deciding the case has simply stalled. They are attempting to run out the clock. They have waited six weeks to merely decide if my opponent’s case has any merit. For six weeks our campaign has been in limbo not knowing how they are going to decide on two simple points. Time is of the essence in a campaign. While I always knew that politics was an ugly sport, I was not prepared for the lengths the Democrats would go through to try and sabotage my campaign. I was One Mom versus the Chicago Machine!
I say, “was” because that has all changed.
I am truly humbled by the ground swell of support, since my article was published. This started with other moms, volunteers, and frustrated citizens. The local tea parties have organized several protests. National radio shows, blogs, and political news sites started covering the story and now we are receiving support from around the nation. This campaign has become One Nation Against The Chicago Machine!
People have died defending the right to vote. Soldiers are dying right now is the sands of Iraq and the hills of Afghanistan. Yet the Chicago Machine would rather engage in tyranny, than have to win an election based on their record! If we do not protect our freedoms at home, why are we dying for them abroad? Rests assure America, we will not back down. With your help, we will defeat the Chicago Machine in the 43rd Illinois State Senate district, and in Washington DC.