In past Chicago fundraisers, Marengo Democratic State Rep. Jack Franks has proudly listed House Speaker Mike Madigan on his invitations.
Take a look at the 2011 invitation, for instance:
The 2011 invitation containing Mike Madigan’s name.
Or 2012’s invitation:
Mike Madigan’s name is on the top of Jack Franks’ 2012 Chicago fundraising invitation.
Or the one in 2015:
Jack Frank’s Republican opponent Steve Reick charged that a vote for Jack Franks was a vote for Mike Madigan. Franks voted for Madigan for House Speaker and Madigan chaired Franks’ Chicago fundraiser.
But, this year, Mike Madigan’s name is missing from Jack Franks’ Chicago fundraising invitation.
Mike Madigan is missing from Jack Franks’ Chicago 2016 fundraising invitation.
Maybe this is part of the reason:
This billboard stimulated the call from a Jack Franks staffer to Metra about Jack Schaffer’s Metra pension.
Or maybe it was this sigh:
A yard sign from Steve Reick’s 2014 campaign linking Jack Franks to Mike Madigan.