Just In: Cedra Crenshaw On Ballot, Defeats Obama’s Chicago Machine In Court

July 21, 2010

No story link, yet. Stay tuned. From her press office. Here's her site.

“I am just one mom, and today is a victory for all moms, dads, and regular people vs. Chicago Machine and their political games. I am delighted by the news that I am back on the ballot.  Together, we will hold my opponent accountable for his horrific voting record,” said Cedra Crenshaw.

From the inception, Crenshaw had called on Sen. Arthur Wilhelmi to stop his party’s ballot challenge.  Instead, Wilhelmi encouraged the spacious, technical attack to restrict Crenshaw’s ballot access, as he repeatedly said, “the law needs to be followed.”  Today, the court spoke and the Wilhelmi machine lost.  Good government and the rule of law won the first battle.   

Throughout Wilhelmi’s entire political career, he has been timid in the face of corruption.  Wilhelmi could not even stand up to corrupt Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  On the question, should the people of Illinois have the right to recall corrupt Gov. Rod Blagojevich- he voted “present”. Even as the Crenshaw challenge became a national news story, Wilhelmi refused to defend the most basic principle in our representative democracy:  ballot access.  Wilhelmi was again “present” while basic democratic principles were being trashed by the leadership of his party.  The people of Illinois are weary of Wilhelmi- politicians. 

“My team worked very hard to get on the ballot, collecting 2,100 petition signatures in only 19 days. It is evident that our work ethic needs to go to Springfield and reform Springfield!”, stated Crenshaw.

This is a leadership election and once elected to the state senate Crenshaw’s will introduce legislation to clarify election law and help make ballot access less complicated for everyone — even independents and third parties. The people of Illinois need to hold their career politicians to account, and competition at the ballot box means accountability for lawmakers.

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  1. Gary Ogletree says:

    This is very good news. Go Cedra.

  2. Live Free Or Die says:

    O-bah-muhh had his four Democrat primary opponents forced of the ballot in his run for Illinois State Senator. Seems it’s the Chicago Way.

  3. A Stephens says:

    1. Wife
    2. Stay at home mother
    3. Education reformer
    4. Professional accountant
    5. Independent thinker
    What progressives don’t get is that when we talk about “Real Americans”, we’re talking about the Cedra Crenshaws of the world. She’s worth fighting for.

  4. ic says:

    O-bah-muhh had his four Democrat primary opponents forced off the ballot in his run for Illinois State Senator.
    O-bah-muhh had a California court (a Democritter judge) to unseal his Republican opponent’s 20 years old divorce record.

  5. alcuin says:

    Should that be “. . . specious, technical attack . . .”? A “spacious” attack doesn’t make much sense to me.

  6. crosspatch says:

    The question is: how is she polling among Chicago’s dead voters?

  7. JorgXMcKie says:

    alcuin, it was a *REALLY* big attack!

  8. JorgXMcKie says:

    alcuin, it was a *REALLY* big attack!

  9. BabaTutu says:

    Wilhelmi would not be the first Chicago politician to try to get ahead through limiting ballot access. If we had an actual press corps in this country, everyone would know about Alice Palmer and how she lost her Illinois state senate seat:
    “After her defeat, Palmer ran for re-election to her State Senate seat and filed nominating petitions with 1,580 signatures on December 18, 1995—the last day to file nominating petitions.[8] Obama challenged Palmer’s hastily gathered nominating petitions and those of the three other prospective candidates. Nearly two-thirds of the signatures on Palmer’s nominating petitions were found to be invalid, leaving her almost 200 signatures short of the required 757 signatures of registered voters residing in the Senate district; neither of the other three prospective candidates had the required number of valid signatures, leaving Obama, who had filed nominating petitions with over 3,000 signatures on the first filing day, as the only candidate to earn a place on the March 1996 Democratic primary ballot.[9][10]
    Obama said that the challenges were necessitated by the obvious flaws in the challengers’ signature sheets. “To my mind, we were just abiding by the rules that had been set up,” he said in a 2007 interview with the Chicago Tribune.[10] When asked if voters were not disserviced by a ballot with no opposing candidates, Obama said “I think they ended up with a very good state senator.” ”
    Hope, change, a new kind of politics. Whatever.

  10. JadedByPolitics says:

    and there is the problem now isn’t it? the lack of a REAL NEWS MEDIA! Watching the losers around the internet either try to explain themselves and or laugh it off that they were journolists while Black Americans are treated like trash by the Democrat Party is amazing. It is a new day in America get ready lefties AMERICANS are taking back that their Country!