Illinois Democratic Machine
With primary elections coming up, which in many cases decide the outcome of the general election hereabouts, I just received a call from a campaign volunteer for Barbara Flynn Currie, who I think is my Illinois state rep. The volunteer asked me which of several issues was most important to me, then read me a text relating to Currie's stand on that issue. Then asked if she could count on my vote. I said, "who is she running against?" The volunteer said, "I have no idea." I said, "Is she the incumbent or the challenger?" The volunteer said, "I don't know, but I think she's the challenger."