Only 1 of 13 Progressives Wins Democratic Party State Central Committee Seat
The following is from the Chicago Sun-Times:
Endorsed by Our Revolution, the grassroots organization the sprouted from Bernie Sanders’ presidential run, Peter Janko is the only progressive candidate from a slate of thirteen to win a seat on the state central committee.
“I knocked on 100 doors myself and generally when you’re getting out to the McHenry area it’s almost universal that they want Mike Madigan out. I got elected by telling people that I will vote against him, and I plan to do that,” Janko told the Sun-Times on Tuesday.
“I made it clear to Michael Madigan. So I’m supposed to have lunch with him next Tuesday because he wants to convince me to change my mind.”
“I told him I want to be a bridge between the Bernie side of the Democratic Party and the old establishment. I’m not here to turn anything upside down. I live in a very red district, 14th, and I’m not going into this as a protest candidate, but I want to rebuild the party.”