This should be no surprise if you follow politics and know how liberal the Daily Herald’s current editors are.
But the rationalization for the Daily Herald endorsing Democrat Melissa Bean is a whopper. Here it is:
Bean “is unafraid to vote against the party line.”
I guess being a deciding vote for Obamacare to mess up our health care system and not offering a single compromise to attract a single Republican vote was what the Daily Herald was thinking of.
Or Bean’s spendaholic stimulus vote that was all Democrat.
Newspapers trying to keep failed liberal politicians in office is one of the reasons Illinois remains so corrupt.
Consistent with “Let’s keep Democrat Liberals in Office” the Daily Herald endorsed liberal Democrat Bill Foster.
As a practical matter the Daily Herald isn’t going to endorse a conservative for the U.S. House if they think he or she has a good chance to win.
Of course the Daily Herald also endorsed liberal Democrat Dan Seals for the U.S. House.
- Bean - Liberal Democrat – Endorsed by Daily Herald
- Foster – Liberal Democrat – Endorsed by Daily Herald
- Seals – Liberal Democrat – Endorsed by Daily Herald
See any pattern?
I guess we are supposed to be thrown off their scent by the Daily Herald endorsing Republican Bill Brady for Governor.
Endorsing Captain Pudding Head was probably too embarrassing.