Chicago Tribune Plays Catch-Up

Over a month ago on May 26th McHenry County Blog broke the story about Bill and Randi Scheurer’s announced intention to run for Congress against Democrat Melissa Bean.

Scheurer ran on the Moderate Party, an anti-war party, in 2006 and received over 5% of the vote. That established his Moderate Party as an “established party,” meaning that he can get on the ballot without collecting any signatures.

His wife intends to run in the Democratic Party primary election.

So, voters will see a one-two punch.

A tag team match, so to speak.

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune decided it was worth a story.

The Tribune has traditionally been openly hostile of third party efforts, to the point of ignoring such candidacies.

At least an article appeared before the filing date.


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