Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks is mining for gold in Chicago Wednesday night at the Paris Club, 59 W. Hubbard, Chicago.
The minimum price is $250 for the unopposed candidate for State Rep.
Unopposed because the McHenry County Republican Party didn’t want to unleash Tea Party activist Tonya Franklin on him.
The local GOP decided nobody was better than somebody.
Sort of a variation on the reply Abner Mikva got from a Chicago Ward Committeeman’s office when he went to volunteer as a University of Chicago student:
“We don’t want somebody nobody sent.”
Franks was overheard at the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade backing and filling when he was asked if he were going to vote to re-elected House Speaker Mike Madigan.
Take a look at the invitation.
Who’s name is right on top?
Michael J. Madigan.
What a surprise.
Other Chicago politicians asking folks to “join them in honoring State Representative Jack Franks” are Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Chicago Alderman Ed Burke.
The song “We Are Family” comes to mind.
Although the bottom price is $250, Franks is pitching for $5,000, the maximum one is now allowed to contribute unless one has money in a candidate or leadership Political Action Committee.
= = = = =
Republican State Rep. Mike Tryon is holding a fund raiser the same Wednesday night in Huntley, which is located both in his old and new districts.
The bottom price is $40, but a $1,500+ contribution level is the highest listed.