The fake Republican that Democrats put up in an attempt to spare State Rep. Jack Franks a real contest in his tenth run for the office–Jeff Lichte–again failed to attend a public event.
Lichte has never appeared in public.
Oh, he sent a statement to be read at the League of Women Voters Forum.
And someone wrote answers for him to the Northwest Herald questionnaire.
But the candidate himself hasn’t even been represented by a cardboard cutout.
If Steve Reick not filed and the House Republican Organization not defended his petitions when they were challenged by a Jack Franks fundraising Host Committee member Franks would have been just like Mike Madigan–facing a sham opponent running as a Republican.
Had the Democrats been successful, Franks would have cruised to a tenth victory, thus ensuring the Marengo man a maximum legislative pension–85% of his last salary.