In the ABC-TV Six O’clock News report of Hynes’ candidacy, McHenry County State Representative Jack Franks’ name was not mentioned.
African-American Metro-East State Senator James F. Clayborne, Jr., was mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candidate.
That’s been the rule, rather than the exception, since July.
Meanwhile, if you read McHenry County Blog carefully two days ago, you know where Franks was.
He and his buddies were probably discussing the options I suggest a month ago.
Franks did escape being named as the sponsor of his hopelessly compromised gubernatorial recall constitutional amendment in a Chicago Tribune editorial yesterday:
Quinn supports giving citizens the power to recall public officials, as do we. But the measure waiting in the Senate is just a bit of Hokum–it allows for the recall only of the governor, protecting every other elected official in the state.