Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks demonstrated for a second time that he won’t have a chapter in a book called “Illinois Profiles in Courage.”
When the bill to strip union negotiating power from Governor Bruce Rauner was first voted upon, Franks is listed as “Not Voting.”
Wednesday, when the roll was called down yonder, Franks followed the example set by State Senator Barack Obama.
He voted “Present.”
By not being part of a successful veto override, Franks probably has escaped the wrath of Governor Bruce Rauner.
Franks is vulnerable, at least in my opinion and as evidenced by his knocking on doors much earlier than normal.
If Rauner decided he would rather have a Republican in Franks’ district, he could have brought hundreds of thousands of dollars to a campaign for a Republican opponent.